Humans have a historically documented fascination with dice. They are the oldest game implements known to man. From “casting lots” in the Bible to backgammon in Ancient Iran, dice games have been around as long as recorded history. It is no wonder that these simple formed shapes keep the attention of children. Kids love hands-on activities and dice are easily manipulated. Playing simple games with dice seems like all to easy a pastime to constitute anything of worth. However, children can be introduced to a number of mathematical concepts using these deceivingly plain devices.
There are some great activities you can do with students that involve dice. Below featured are a few links to get your students moving around and playing with dice in the classroom.