Add the Dice

Purpose:

The purpose of this activity is to help your child to instantly recall the addition facts up to 10.

Link to the Number Framework:

Number Facts, Stage 4

What you need:

Two dice
Calculator (to add scores)
Paper to record scores

What to do:

The first player rolls both dice. If a 6 is rolled then roll again. The player then adds the two dice together. This is their score for the first round. Record the score on a piece of paper. The second player then has a turn.
At the end of 5 rounds each player adds their 5 scores together (using the calculator) and the winner is the player with the highest total score.

What to expect your child to do:

Over time expect your child to instantly recall the addition facts.

Variation:

Use three dice instead of two. Encourage your child to use basic facts to add two of the dice together and then count on the third number.

Related Māori vocab:

mataono tau
dice
tāpiri (~hia)
add
tāpiritanga
addition
otinga
result/answer
tapeke
total
tātaitai
calculator

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