These Connect 4-style games help children to develop a strong ‘number feel’ and early calculation strategies. They are also simple and enjoyable to play!
Played in pairs, take turns to roll two dice: either find the sum or the difference of the numbers on the dice and choose the number to cross off.
The winner is the first person to connect 4 boxes.
These games improves calculation fluency and also develops strategic thinking!
Games included are:
- Sum Connect 4: Roll two dice; cross off a number that is the sum.
- Difference Connect 4: Roll two dice; cross off a number that is the difference.
- Sum or Difference Connect 4: Roll two dice; cross off a number that is the sum or difference.
- Sum Connect 4 (4 to 9 dice): Give children two dice with numbers 4 to 9 on each face. Roll the dice; cross off the number that is the sum.
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