This task offers your child the opportunity to work flexibly with numbers and use their knowledge of landmark numbers (for example; multiples of fives and tens) and number facts.

Week 5 - Package 1 - Year 5 and 6 Mathematics - Dicey addition

# Things you need

## Ideal

• a 0-9 dice or 0-9 spinner (Activity sheet 1)

• paper

• paperclip

• pen

• pencils or markers

# Why is this activity important?

This activity offers your child the opportunity to work flexibly with numbers and use their knowledge of landmark numbers (for example; multiples of fives and tens) and number facts. It also encourages mathematical reasoning. Have fun!

# Before you start

Make sure you have the required resources ready. Create the spinners as shown in the Dicey addition video by using this decagon template, some card, pen and paper clip.

Check that the video is working and the audio settings are correct for your child.

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# What to do next

How to play:

• Find a partner and collect the resources needed.

• Draw your game boards so you each have the same one.

• For example: _ _ _ + _ _ _ + _ _ _ = ________

• Each player takes a turn to spin the spinner and decide where to play that digit in their number sentence (equation).

• Take it in turn to spin the spinner until all the spaces have been filled in.

• The person whose sum is closest to 1000 is the winner!

## Activity too hard?

Vary the target number.

Slowly build up the size of the numbers each time you play the game. This is also useful when playing with younger siblings.

## Activity too easy?

Spend time discussing the strategies used whilst playing the game and finding the total.

Vary the target number.

• What would happen if I had said....instead of ...? (Identify a time when playing the game that could have changed the outcome of who won.)

• How could we change the game to make it more/less challenging?