Are you ready for some… MathDice!!!

It’s almost that time… MathDice Tournament time that is!

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Every spring, ThinkFun runs the Arlington County MathDice Tournament (now in it’s 7th year!), a fun-filled event in which teams from all 22 elementary schools go head-to-head, with one school emerging victorious!

MathDice is a brilliantly simple game that uses just 5 simple dice to strengthen mental math and problem solving skills and reinforce students’ ability to compute exponents, multiply, divide, add and subtract.  The best part… students have a blast doing it!  Learn how to play here.

Check out these great photos from last year’s event… can you spot the student dressed as a Math Die?!

In addition to Individual Champions and Team Champions, Math Dice teams also compete for the esteemed recognition of “Best School Spirit” to win the coveted Rubber Chicken award icon smile Are you ready for some... MathDice!!!  Looking forward to seeing more wacky math costumes this year!

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Want to learn more?  Read about the skills this game builds in The Math Behind MathDice, by Tom Rowan.

Arlington Teams, including our friends at McKinley Elementary, have been practicing and training for months, and we’re looking forward to a fabulous event next Saturday!

2 thoughts on “Are you ready for some… MathDice!!!

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  2. Tanya Thompson

    What a great tournament this is! The kids get super excited and all over math! What could be better than that? They gain great mental math skills, being smart is looked on as cool and everyone has an incredibly fun time! Every school should do this! Can’t wait for Math Dice Jr. to be released later this year!

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