Unifix cubes in two different colours. Players will be given cubes of the same (note: 95 is the absolute maximum number of cubes needed per player)

Lesson

Player 1 tosses two dice and finds the sum of the two numbers (e.g., 3 + 4 = 7). They will then build a tower on the corresponding square using that many unifix cubes (e.g., a seven-cube tall tower on the number seven square).

Player 2 takes a turn, repeating the same procedure.

The game continues until someone gets a bingo, either by occupying four squares in a row or five squares in a column.

Look Fors

Are students able to accurately comprehend and represent number in the three different forms?

Extension

For another numeracy exercise using this game board, see Building Towers.

Related Lessons

Practice one-to-one correspondence with numbers between 1-10.