English language: (Singular "dice", plural "die".)
This game is for classes just able to do their times tables up to six. Each child (or pair of children) has a laminated card with nine numbered squares, and nine counters. The teacher throws two normal six - sided die, and calls out the numbers. The numbers are recorded on the board (without the answers), and the children quietly times the two numbers together. If they have the answer number on their card, they cover it with a counter. The first to cover all nine squares correctly calls "house!" and wins.
For slightly older classes, use twenty - sided, or twelve - sided, or ten - sided die to throw in pairs for multiplication, addition or subtraction tasks. The children can throw the dice and record their answers.
SHIVA Charity (UK) puts these free educational pages on its web site in order to be used primarily in Nepal, and Sri Lanka, where lessons are mostly repetitive "chalk and talk" and curriculum restrained. We are involved in teachers' resources training there, and hope that schools in the UK and elsewhere will support SHIVA Charity's cause with funding. Please visit our main pages to see the work we do, and how we raise money for individual projects and for child sponsorship.