We’re sharing these Mimio lessons using dice just in time for you to use on National Dice Day, December 4th.
What’s that? You’re not in the habit of celebrating National Dice Day? (Come on, we’re not expecting ALL of you to get excited about it) Well, that’s okay too.
The awesome thing about the activities below is that you can use them any day you want!
Find Mimio Lessons Using Dice For Your Subject Area
The dice activities below are sorted by subject area, but we’d like you to approach each activity with the idea that it can be modified. If it’s built for elementary students, can you use the same idea for high school students? If it a Language Arts activity, is there a way you might be able to modify it to accomplish great things in your US History class?
Place Value Review – Students roll the interactive dice to create a large number, which they practice writing and also read out loud to their partner.
Aliens and Rockets – Aliens and Rockets is a Snakes & Ladders-type game played on a 100 grid that integrates a space theme into math. Learners roll the dice and move their counter forward. If they land on an alien or a rocket they must complete the sum to figure out where to place their piece next. This is a very well-done activity with a built-in die.
Insect Addition – Students have fun rolling the dice and adding insects to the jars. They then write the corresponding number sentence (sums to 12).
Multiplication Madness – This multiplication review is a great math station where students roll the dice and check to see if the product of the three numbers is on the game board. If it is, they place a counter of their color on that number. First person to get three counters in a row is the winner.
READING & LANGUAGE ARTS
Roll a Person, Place & Thing – In this fun activity, students roll the interactive dice to select a random person, place and thing, which they use to create a silly sentence. By changing your columns, you could also use this for a fun activity that students could use for story starters, like you see in this free RollaStory activity by MsJordanReads on www.TeachersPayTeachers.com.
Conjugate! – Students use the interactive dice to select a subject and a verb to conjugate. Play this as a team or individual game or as a station activity for students to practice conjugations. This Spanish activity could easily be modified for different languages.
These Interactive Dice Go Beyond the Norm
Virtual Dice – This activity allows you to choose from several types of interactive dice – a Single Dice, Double Dice, Triple Dice, or Positive/Negative Dice.
ELA Dice – This Mimio gallery file (.mcf) contains 5 colored dice, each with the following faces: How, Who, What, Why, Where, and When. These could definitely be used for reading and language arts but could also, as one MimioConnect user suggested, be used for historic context discussions.
Custom Vocabulary Dice – This Mimio gallery file (.mcf) is a custom dice that isn’t too fancy to look at, but it allows you to choose custom vocabulary for each side of the dice. The possibilities are endless with this dice!
Free Mimio Lessons Using Dice
We’ve put together some very simple Mimio lessons using dice. In fact, it’s a 3-in-one – three lessons that are all a little different but show you how easily one lesson can be modified to accomplish a different result. You can download the free Mimio lessons using dice here.
This freebie contains a simple dice rolling lesson that would work great for a math station.
- In Slide 2, students roll the interactive dice and pick a math symbol to complete a number sentence.
- In Slide 3, students do the same thing but the symbols are cloned. Which do you prefer – Activity 1 where students move the symbols or Activity 2 where the symbols are cloned?
- Slide 4 is a challenge activity in which students drag one of the 4 math symbols (+, -, x, /) out of the box and roll the dice to complete the number sentence.
The premise is the same on each slide, but it is done a little differently. You choose what you are trying to accomplish with the lesson and pick the one (or two) that works best for you!
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Have a favorite Mimio lesson using dice? Leave us a comment below or tell us about it. We’d love to pass it on!