Purpose:

  • To practice addition basic facts using three numbers.

You need:

  • 3 dice
  • Two or more players

How to play:

  • 1 player holds 3 dice.
  • The others turn their backs as player one rolls the dice and adds each dice together, for example 2 + 3 + 6.
  • Player one removes one dice.
  • The group turns back to face player one who tells them the sum of the three dice, for example 11 (the total of 2 + 3 + 6).
  • The other players have to work out what the missing number is.

Variations:

  • You could use 4 dice.
  • You could multiply the numbers together instead of adding.
  • You could use 2 dice and add or multiply.

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