Posted on 12/10/2018
MathMath should be fun, so please play Math games with your children! Each week I will post a new math game

that you can play with your child. (For $2 you can buy dice and playing cards at your local dollar store and be ready to play these games!) – Math Interventionist Steve Smith
This Week’s Math Game: Risky Dice
Each turn, a player repeatedly rolls a die until either a 1 is rolled or the player decides to "hold":
• If the player rolls a 1, they score nothing and it becomes the next player's turn.
• If the player rolls any other number, it is added to their turn total and the player's turn continues.
• If a player chooses to "hold," their turn total is added to their score and it becomes the next player's turn.
The first player to score 100 or more points wins.
For example, the first player, Ann, begins a turn with a roll of 5. Ann could hold and score 5 points, but chooses to roll again. Ann rolls a 2, and could hold with a turn total of 7 points, but chooses to roll again. Ann rolls a 1, and must end her turn without scoring. The next player, Bob, rolls the sequence 4-5-3-5-5, after which he chooses to hold, and adds his turn total of 22 points to his score.
• For subtraction subtract your roll from 100.  If you roll a 1, start your next round with your total from the beginning of the current round. First person to 0 wins.         
• For Multiplication, roll 2 dice and multiply the numbers together. On the next roll, the player multiplies the 2 dice together and then adds the first and second products together. Keep rolling until either you hold or roll a 1 and lose your points for that round. The first player to reach 200 wins.

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