Posted in Calculating, Games

Collect the bugs

Collect the bugs

collect the bugs

A game for two players.

You need two dice and a set of bottle top bugs (you can make these by drawing on old milk bottle tops. Either use spots or numerals). You can print these leaves to put the bugs on, if you wish.

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Take turns to roll both dice and use either addition or subtraction to capture a bug e.g. if you throw a 5 and a 3 you can either add the numbers together, 5 + 3 = 8, and capture the 8 bug, or you can subtract the numbers, 5 – 3 = 2, and capture the 2 bug.

When all the bugs have been captured, the player who has most bugs is the winner.

Which bugs are easiest to capture? Why do you think that?

Which bugs are more difficult to capture?

What if………

…… you could multiply the two numbers?

……you could also divide the numbers?


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