Purpose:

  • To give practise in making fives and tens.

You need:

  • Five 1- 6 dice
  • Scrap paper
  • Pencil

How to play:

  • Roll 5 dice.
  • Write the numbers down for example, 5, 6, 6, 4, 1.
  • Roll 5 dice again.
  • Write the numbers down for example, 3, 1, 5, 2, 2.
  • Look at both sets of numbers and see how many groups of ten and 5 can be made crossing out the numbers used as they go. For example, 5, 6, 6, 4, 1, 3, 1, 5, 2, 2.
  • From those numbers the following grouping can be made.

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Variations:

  • Roll 5 dice only once and use those numbers to group.
  • Roll 5 dice 4 times and use those numbers to group.
  • What are the highest numbers you could get with the number of times they are rolled?
  • After several sets of rolling 5 dice 3 times is there a number that appears more than once?
  • Could you make a statement about what you have noticed?

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