Kindergarten Teacher


Dice Battle Game Using Number Chart

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If your kids love to battle as much as mine do they will love this game. The materials I used were doubled sided counters, dice (numbered 0,1,2,3 on them) and a game board (link below.) The game is super easy! I divided the class up into pairs and each group had to decide which kid was going to be the yellow counters and which one was red. Then they take turns rolling the dice and adding their color counter to the board. Once the board is full the real fun begins because they get to flip their partners counters over instead of adding them. For example, in the image above the child (red counter)  rolled a 3, so she would turn over three of the yellow counters for her turn and make them red. This continues back and forth until the board is completely one color and that child wins. The reason I used the dice with smaller numbers is because it makes the game take longer but this could be done with regular dice as well.

You can download the printable here (just print on card stock and cut them in half) -> PDF file or Microsoft Word File

If you don’t have two-sided counter you can use other manipulatives of course. They will just need to remove their partners counter and replace with their own instead of flipping them.

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I wrote the numbers 1-20 on the cards my kids use because we use them as a tool for working on math problems. You could easily add that if you see a need.

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5 Responses to Dice Battle Game Using Number Chart

  1. Mandy says:

    Hi Matt,
    Thanks for sharing this math game. Always loooking for math ideas. I am wondering if you can clarify if the children are adding the dice rolled and placing one chip on the total number or are they placing the quantity of chips anywhere they want? So, two plus 3 equals 5, the child would place five chips anywhere. With low numbers on the die they wouldn’t be able to add to 20. I hope this makes sense to you.

    • Matt Gomez says:

      Mandy, there is only one dice and they are only rolling it once for each turn (no adding). They place the quantity shown on the dice anywhere they want on the board. If there are no empty spaces then they can take over the spots fo their opponents. Hope that helps explain it.

  2. carole says:

    I want to check this out Matt :)

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