Race to Zero

As you know I love games, especially ones that involve dice. Here is one that I only found out about today from a colleague of mine. It is not an original idea I’m sure but here it is:

Write a number between 100 and 500

Write a number between 500 and 999.

NO ZEROES ALLOWED.

The aim of the game is to get both numbers to zero.

I roll a die for the whole class – if you roll a 4 then you can choose to subtract 4, 40 or 400 from one of the numbers. This continues until both numbers make zero. Simple.

Here’s an example of how it might go:

number

Of course, it is trickier when competing with a class full of pupils.

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