Dicing with Maths

Dicing with Maths

  • 10
  • 30


  • Celebrate Achivement
  • Bring Joy

What you need

  1. 3 dice (could be more if desired)
  2. A piece of paper or score sheet
  3. A pen
  4. Calculator


It’s a mathematical game of chance in this quick-fire game. Everyone simply has to roll the dice to create a 3-figure number 5 times. At the end of the game you tally the numbers, and the person with the highest score is the winner!

Top tip

Why not turn this game on its head and try to get the lowest number possible?

The Activity

  1. Clear a table, so it’s free of any distractions, and invite everyone to take a seat
  2. Ask each player to roll each of the 3 dice just once. For example, if the first dice is 5, the second is 4 and the third is 6, this will give you the number 546
  3. Write their score on the score sheet
  4. Invite the next player to do the same
  5. Let everyone have 5 goes each then total the scores (probably with a calculator)
  6. The player with the highest score is the winner!