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’ (seefor how to play these).