Number Practice with Dice

I have been wanting to use these inflatable dice that I bought at Target for outdoor math practice. They were perfect for summer counting practice. I grabbed some chalk and we had some quick and easy number identification and addition practice.
With dice and chalk, you've got an easy way to practice counting and addition outside in the summer. You could use the same concept and bring it into the house or classroom in the winter.



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With dice and chalk, you've got an easy way to practice counting and addition outside in the summer. You could use the same concept and bring it into the house or classroom in the winter.

Supplies Needed:

Dice (Similar to ours) (Foam dice would be fun too)
Sidewalk chalk

To Play

With dice and chalk, you've got an easy way to practice counting and addition outside in the summer. You could use the same concept and bring it into the house or classroom in the winter.

For my three year old, I just wrote out the numbers 1-6 in chalk. I had her roll one die and then we counted the dots. Next, we looked for the number written in chalk. Once we found it (with a lot of help from mommy or big sister), she traced it with her finger and said the number.

For my five year old, I wrote out the numbers 1-20. I had her roll two dice, count the dots and add them together. Then she had to find the number and point to it. She loved the basic addition practice and getting to roll the giant dice added an extra element of fun.
With dice and chalk, you've got an easy way to practice counting and addition outside in the summer. You could use the same concept and bring it into the house or classroom in the winter.

This is really a simple way to practice number identification and addition. The dice added an additional level of fun and engagement. The chalk makes it quick and easy and it washes away once it rains. Easy set up, easy clean up!

Using this in a classroom

While this is a super fun way to practice math outdoors, it could easily be brought indoors in the winter. You could use the giant dice or any size dice really. You could write numbers on the board or have them printed out and spread around the room on the floor. Students could roll, solve the problem (depending on what you are working on - counting, adding, subtracting, multiplication, etc.) and then find the answer. You could even have them erase an answer once they've found it. This would even work as a small group or whole group activity as the class works together to solve problems.


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