An example of a traditional dice is a rounded cube with each of its six faces showing a different number of dots (pips) from one to six. When thrown the dice comes to rest showing on its upper surface a random integer (number) for one to six. Each value being equally likely..
Each value being equally likely?
What does that mean early childhood thinkers?
We can do so much with a dice ………
- We can make our own using a sponge
- We can make our own using a sugar cube
- We can make our own because we know that the opposite sides will add up to seven
- We can make our own out of a cardboard box
Apart for the importance of teaching young children the correct procedures in rolling a dice (not out the window!) in a game such as Ludo or Snakes and Ladders …….. There is so much more fun that we can have with a dice or two in our hands.
A dice is so valuable to a teaching lesson
- It has six sides
- It is a cube
- The opposite sides add up to seven
We use a dice for playing games or any game that requires us to move on because of a designated number
Thinking caps on!!
- Each child has a dice, rolls it ….What is your number?
- Each child has 2 dice, rolls them….. What do they add up to?
- Each child has a dice, rolls it…. Find someone with the same number?
- Each child has 3 dice, rolls them… What do they add up to?
- The teacher has a dice, rolls it …. the child with 5 does the weather
- The teacher has a dice, rolls it …. any child who rolls the same number can go out to play. (put your dice in the box on the way out)