Sunday, July 21, 2013

It's a little bit "DICEY"!

Many of you might have noticed that I love doing things with dice. I posted several months ago about some really nifty dice that my students absolutely love, so the other day I went back to the teacher store to buy some more.  Not only did they have the one that my students love, but they even had some new ones! Check out some of my new purchases . . .


How fun are these!!!  I actually am writing up some of the games I use with my students, because I think I'm going to add those as part of my independent math time.  I want the students to have an easy to read set of directions instead of me having to explain each day!

One thing I found out is that I will be needing fraction dice for our new math resource, so I priced those at the store as well. They were super expensive, so I thought I could make my own.

(Besides...I had that moment where I realized that I could use my new label maker!)

Check it out!



I found in the "symbols" menu option common fractions and also the ability to make any fraction using raised and lowered numbers.  Here is my first attempt!  I need to look deeper to see exactly what the fraction dice need to have on them and then I'll make the rest.  I'm sure there are all sorts of other "dice" I may be making!

Just thought I'd share!  Tomorrow I am off to school to take a load of my goodies up and out of my house...and to take a few "before" photos!  Hope everyone is having a good weekend...


15 comments:

  1. Great idea! Can't wait to see your before and after photos, Heather

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    1. UGH! It was worse than I thought! Stay tuned . . .

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  2. I had never thought of relabelling dice! Thanks for sharing.
    -Lisa
    Grade 4 Buzz

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  3. A great resource for all games dice related are many of the books by Boxcars and One-Eyed Jacks. They also sell those fancy dice...I won 3 at a workshop last year and was sooo excited! :)

    Dawn

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    1. Thanks, Dawn! I will have to check those out! Aren't the dice AMAZING!?!?!

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  5. Loving what you have done so far! Can't wait to hear about all you accomplished today!

    Jennifer Smith-Sloane
    4mulaFun

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    1. Sigh...SO overwhelming. I feel like a box of "Stuff" is missing...looked EVERYWHERE. Grrr....

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  6. I love bins, boxes, markers, tapes, well all school supplies!!! I'm with you. This year WILL be different, I'm just sure it will be...I hope. I don't have a blog,, but before/after pics are a good idea. Good luck my friend!

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    1. HA! Yes, Kelly, this year WILL BE DIFFERENT. I'm just not sure it will be BETTER! :) Thanks for your comment . . . we "creative types" need to stick together!

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  7. I love your website design and what great ideas! Would you consider adding a follow by email link? Thanks! LeAnn
    4thgrade4ever.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, LeAnn! Actually, there IS a follow be email link right above my list of followers on the left sidebar. Let me know if it isn't working! :)

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  8. What an awesome solution to your "problem." I love your fraction dice and can't wait to hear about the games your kiddos play during math!!!

    :) Nicole
    Tadpole Tidbits
    www.mrscorbitt.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Nicole! I wish I didn't have more "problems" than "solutions"!

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  9. Love Love Love the idea of using a label maker for the dice. WHY didn't I think of that?

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