The game we played this week was a greater than/less than game.
Two pieces of scrap paper.. if playing a lot you could easily make up a wipe off board but for a quick game, scrap paper, a pencil and different dice are all that is needed.
We played with two dice each.
Set up the game as follows
___ ___ ___ > ___ ___ ___ > ___ ___ ___
___ ___ ___ < ___ ___ ___ < ___ ___ ___
Nine spaces to fill in each line.
Two die each, the total must be used up. You have a choice... add them and use the total OR use each number separately, do not use any number higher than 9.
Fill in the blanks.
You can add an optional challenge of who can make the highest number of the greater than and who can make the lowest number in the lesser thans.
There are a variety of ways to play.
1. one die each
2. no number used twice in the same number set
3. see who gets the better number in each of the nine sections
4. whatever other twist you want to add in... :) it's all good.
It was a great way to do quick mental math as it's a fast moving game so you don't want to waste your time either. It's great for a variety of ages, you can make it harder or easier depending on the participants.. I plan to play it another day with two and three digits numbers where multiplication is the rule rather than addition. :) Would be fun to add the twist of .. you can add OR subtract. :) Wouldn't that be a fun twist?