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
  3. Your die is complete!

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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