PIG

Age Range: 7 - 11
By: Roger Rooke

This is a Numeracy Game called "PIG" suitable for KS2.

I find it best played 2v2 to encourage co-operation and joint decision making. The players have one standard die and they roll to decide who goes first. Players then roll the dice as many times as they like and keep a running total BUT if they throw a number 1 they lose their current score and record zero (which can be easily turned in to a pig's face). This is called getting the PIG. Players can hold their current score by passing on the die to their opponents. An advanced version can be played with two dice and the two dice are then multiplied - this is called MULTIPIGATION.

This is a great activity for quick addition and also introduces children to probability i.e. "When is it a good time to hold your score and pass the dice on?"

Players can have 5 turns each or continue for a certain duration.

Comments

Filtered HTML

  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <blockquote> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

JBooth

I have a prep/1 class. This is a great idea for them to practice writing down their letters. I love the idea. Will have a go with them tomorrow. I may call it something else though. "The dice game"

Rating: 
0

JBooth

Please make that numbers, not letters. sorry quite tired

Rating: 
0

Dennis Skehan

An interest twist I can incorporate into games I create for the classroom

Rating: 
0