Here is another milk cap math game for basic +/-/x/division practice. My 15yo daughter thought of the name, MADS Elimination. (Thanks!)
...in order to eliminate all milk caps on the playing field. (Before you go completely MADs!)
- two sets of 10 milk caps (any color), numbered 1-10
- two, 1-6 dice
Dice rolled: 3 and 5
M: 3 x 5 (won't work since my caps are 1-10)
A: 3 + 5 = 8
D: 5 / 3 = 2.5 (won't work)
S: 5 - 3 = 2
So I could eliminate either the 2 or the 8 cap. If the cap(s) has already been eliminated, I lose my turn. The first player to eliminate all caps, wins.
You can make this a little easier (preschool) by using 6 caps (1-6) and one die (1-6) and removing caps from the table as you roll each number.
You can make this a little harder by using bigger numbers (on the caps) or having the option of rolling multiple dice. For example, you could roll three, 1-6 dice, and make a number sentence using all three numbers. (You could also use dice with different numbers: 0-5, 4-9, etc.)
Example using 3 dice:
I roll: 1,3,4
I could do any number of combinations...I won't list them all, but for example:
3 - 1 + 4
1 x 4 - 3 (You could even talk about order of operations here.)
4 - 1 + 3
Lots and lots of possibilities for this game!
Running out of math caps yet?? ;)
This is another great math workbox game! ;)