# Teacher Mama: A Die Within a Die

## A Die Within a Die

Tired of dice activities yet? This one will get you going again!  As I mentioned a while back, one of the coolest types of dice out there is the die within a die. These are great for math games where you need two dice and are also great motivators in general because kids LOVE them.  I bought my son a new piggy bank today and it came in a clear, plastic box and I was so excited because now I could make my very own die within a die. Here is how I did it…

Die Within a Die

Materials Needed:

• a clear, plastic, cube-shaped box
• a die that fits inside the box
• parchment paper
• scissors
• glue
• clear tape

Mama’s Directions:

1. Place the smaller die inside the plastic cube.  Seal all open edges with clear tape.
2. Glue the parchment paper dots onto the sides of the die

A Couple Game Ideas:

• Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication Practice:  Roll the die within a die (DWD) and add, subtract or multiply the two numbers on the faces of the dice.
• Board Games: Whenever a board game calls for using two dice, use your DWD instead.

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## 7 thoughts on “Teacher Mama: A Die Within a Die”

1. Brilliant !!! Sooo cool!

2. As a primary teacher and education writer, I LOVE seeing parents making fun things like this to do at home! Keep up the GREAT work!

• Thanks so much for the feedback! Just a questions– what is an education writer? I was a teacher for 15 years and am looking for another “direction.”
thanks!

• I write for educational publishing companies! It’s really fun. You can see some of my books at http://www.edwriter.com, but I also write lots of teacher guides, comprehension quizzes, and that sort of thing. A good way to get started is to submit to some teacher magazines like Mailbox and Instructor. They’ll have writer’s guidelines on their website. You already have a wonderful platform with your blog, so I think you should go for it!

3. I love this idea! What a fun way to work with numbers.

• Thank you!