# Roll & Build Bingo

##### By Joan Moss and Bev Caswell

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#### Curriculum – Number Sense and Numeration

Kindergarten

• Investigate (e.g., using a number line, a hundreds carpet, a board game with numbered squares) the idea that quantity is greater when counting forward and less when counting backwards.
• Investigate some concepts of quantity through identifying and comparing sets with more, fewer, or the same number of objects.
• Begin to make use of one-to-one correspondence in counting objects and matching groups of objects.

Setting

• Child playing one-on-one with an educator.
• Children playing in pairs.

#### Materials

• Download: Roll and Build Bingo game board
• 2 Dice
• Unifix cubes of the same colour for each player (95 is the absolute maximum number of unifix cubes needed per player)

#### Summary

Players take turns tossing two dice and finding the sum of the two numbers. If that sum is available on the game board, the player builds a tower using that many unifix cubes and places it on the corresponding number on the game board. Players take turns until someone gets a bingo, either by occupying 4 squares in a row or 5 squares in a column.

#### Lesson

• Player 1 tosses two dice and find the sum of the two numbers (e.g., sum of 7). Then s/he builds the corresponding “tower” (in this case, 7 unifix cubes tall), and carefully places that tower on the corresponding number on the game board.
• Player 2 takes a turn, repeating the same procedure.
• This continues until someone gets a bingo, either by occupying 4 squares in a row or 5 squares in a column.
• If a player gets a sum that is not available on the game board, then s/he loses that turn.