Wednesday, May 16, 2012

What to Do Wednesday: Dice Addition


Target Age:
Late Four-Year Old

Materials You Will Need:
  • paper
  • pencil
  • pennies
  • pair of dice

What To Do:

Introduce your child to this fun number game: "Dice Addition." Have your child roll one die and count the objects. If the die indicates 4, have your child count out 4 pennies.

Have your child roll the second die and again count out that many pennies, (or other objects).

Combine both sets and count them all to get the total number of pennies, (or other objects). If your child seems interested, you may want to write the problem 4+3=7.

Variations:
You can also make your own large dice with boxes covered in white craft paper with dots indicating the numbers.

Skills Learned:
  • Visual Discrimination
  • Counting Concepts
  • Concept Development
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