Thursday, August 15, 2013

Three Dice Multiplication Game

Room 16 love playing this multiplication game. It is very simple and involves addition, multiplication, number sense and written recording of equations in a simple table. Here is how to play:

  • 3 dice
  • Pencil and paper
  • A buddy
  1. Draw a t-chart table with your name on one side and your buddy's on the other.
  2. Take turns at throwing the three dice. When you throw the dice you use addition and then multiplication to get your score for that round. For example if I rolled 2, 6 and 4, I would go (2+4) x 6. That makes 6 x 6 = 36.
  3. You keep a running total of your score. For example if I got 24 the next round, I would add 24 to 36 which gives me 60.
  4. The first person to 200 is the winner. 
  5. You could adapt this game in many ways, for example changing the target score.

Today, I played Nikitah J. I was in the lead early. Unfortunately, she finished the game stronger than me and deserved the ultimate victory. Hopefully, I will beat her next time. 

Update: Check out Nikitah's blog post (using Explain Everything)!

Nikitah's famous victory.


  1. Awesome work guys.
    Great maths.
    This game is very fun isn't it?
    Well done Nikitah for winning.
    Keep up the great maths.
    Great Job. :)


    1. Thanks Bidi,

      Hopefully I will beat her next time.

  2. Awesome post Mr.M.
    Three dice multiplication game sounds really fun.
    Well done Nikitah for winning!
    Well done:-)