# Package 5-3 - Kindergarten Mathematics - Dotty six

This game focuses on some key mathematical skills including counting, representations and combining quantities.

Week 6 - Package 3 - Kindergarten Mathematics - Dotty six

## Things you need

### Ideal

• Dotty six video

• 3 sets of number cards showing numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

• Another player

• Coloured pencils or markers

### Back up

Use toys or figurines to have two teams play against each other.

## Why is this activity important?

This game focuses on some key mathematical skills including counting, representations and combining quantities. It supports your child to develop their mathematical reasoning as they learn strategies to increase their chances of winning.

## Before you start

• Make sure you have the required resources ready to use.

• This activity can be played with a partner or individually by using figurines to represent two teams.

## What to do next

Watch the Dotty six video.

How to play:

These are the rules we used to play this game, however, these are open to suggestions!

• Take turns to roll the dice and put the corresponding number of dots into a box.

• You can put your dots anywhere, but you can’t have more than 6 dots in any box.

• You have to put all of your dots in 1 box.

• You win if you finish the row, column or diagonal of complete boxes (6 dots in each).

• If you can’t go, you miss a turn.

### Activity too hard?

Create the cards with the dot pattern displayed on the cards.

### Activity too easy?

Change the total. So instead of Dotty 6, make it Dotty 12 or Dotty 21, for example