So, ya know that I got these really awesome dice from Oriental Trading last week. I love that they're huge and foam. Foam=quiet! Quiet=calm. Quiet=happy Mr. Greg. I do love the large dots make it easy for the 'staches to count!
I decided to roll these out in our math centers this week. I also decided we would graduate to using 2 dice (for those who are ready for that) because next week we formally introduce addition. Why not get them a little head start?! I whipped these little games up over the weekend for my 'staches to use. People, those foam dice were a hit! Who knew that little things like giant foam dice could be so motivating?!
In this activity, they roll two dice, count the dots and find the number. When they find the number they color the number. They keep rolling until all of their numbers are colored in! And do they get antsy trying to get that last number to come up! This is great for students who have a firm grasp on counting one-to-one to 10.
This activity incorporates graphing as well. Students roll two dice, count all of the dots (hello addition teaser!!) and graph the number. We keep working until one of the columns reaches the top! Sometimes we like to play until every box is colored!
This activity is designed for students who are ready to be challenged. They roll the dice and then they must match the dot configuration on their paper. This takes a bit more brain work so it's great for those who need some extra challenge in their number sense!
Here's a funny story about the 'stache in the picture...we have become addicted to Mr. Greg's smelly marker collection (smelly markers=fabulous birthday gift...) so Mr. Greg is so stinkin' cool that he shares his prized smelly markers with his 'staches. So this little friend was working on his math center and I saw him put his finger in his mouth...so I kept watching. He would lick his finger...then rub the box that he colored and then put his finger back in his mouth! He was trying to taste the marker!!! BAHAHAHAHAHAHA Made my day! It's a good thing that those are non-toxic!
PS It SMELLS like green apple but it sure doesn't taste like it!
Here's a sweet little freebie for you! Click the picture to download the dice games for your classroom! These are great for math centers and math tubs. And yes, they are Common Core Aligned!
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