I am finding that my students really like dice. They love to use them in any way, shape, or form. So when I broke them out again to do a little multiplication review....my students cheered.
This is not really a game. There were no winners or losers. There was just some dice and a wipe off board. When I brought those out, my students cheered.
So anyway, here is the super simple little "game" we did in class. I had the students draw 6 spots out on their wipe off boards. Three on top, and three on the bottom....forming a sort of multiplication problem. It looked like this:
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x___ ____ ____
Then, the students each took turns rolling one die. Whichever number came up, both students put the number on their own wipe off board. It was up to each individual to decide where to put it (ala THIS game). When all spaces were filled in, the students solved their own problem.
That is it.
There was no winner or loser. I didn't want them to be racing. I just wanted them to practice their multiplication of greater numbers. And since they were using a die and wipe off board, they were in seventh heaven. I was able to walk around and help with any misconceptions or errors, and the students were thoroughly entertained. It was really a great little review time.