Math Dice is an exciting game played with dice that gives students the opportunity to practice their math facts in a creative and fun way!
To play, you generate a “Target Number” (by rolling two 12-sided dice) and three “Scoring Numbers” (by rolling three more dice). The goal is to form a math equation out of your three Scoring Numbers that gets as close to the target as possible. To hit the target, you can use addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and exponents. If you’re playing competitively, the player with the closest score wins a point. If you’re playing cooperatively, you work with your teammates to find an equation that gets you closest to the target number.
Each year, a team of 6 fifth graders from every elementary school in Arlington competes in a countywide competition.