Resource 3: Dice facts

Background information / subject knowledge for teacher

  • A dice is a cube, each face marked with a number between one and six.
  • The sum of the two numbers on the opposite faces is always 7, so the opposite pairs are:
    • 1 and 6
    • 2 and 5
    • 3 and 4

Dice can be used to play games on their own or as part of a board game where by throwing a dice a player is able to move their counter towards a goal. The first person to reach the goal is the winner. Such games include ‘Snakes and Ladders’ and ‘Ludo’ (see Module 1, Section 1, Resource 2 [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] for how to play these).

Resource 2: 11 nets for a cube

Resource 4: Pictures of containers