Counting on It

Group activity

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About the activity & how to play it

This simple numbers game is a great way to keep the cogs whirring. We love the fact it needs no prep or equipment and you can play it anywhere you like.

Try it one-on-one or with a small group – and if you know somebody with a visual impairment, get them involved too! The rules are easy to explain as you go.


You’ll need

  1. Two large dice or two sets of dice cards
  2. Four cards with each of the maths symbols on them: + x / -
  3. A table to play on

The Activity

  1. Lie the four maths cards face down on a table
  2. Encourage each person to take it in turn to throw the dice (or choose the dice cards), then ask them to choose a maths symbol
  3. This creates a sum which they now need to answer (e.g. if two and six are thrown and an X card is chosen, the sum is 2 x 6)
  4. Once the correct answer has been given, the dice is passed to the next player

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