## Task

The teacher will need a sheet of 1 inch graph paper turned sideways (horizontally) with the numbers 0-9 written one in each box in the bottom row along the 11” side of the paper (one copy per student) and a 10 sided number die (0-9) or a 0-9 spinner.

The student rolls a number using the die or spinner and writes that number in the next box of the corresponding column. Students start at the bottom of the page and work to the top. Each time the student rolls/spins a number he/she will write the number on the paper in the next corresponding box. The winning number is the first to make it to the top of the paper. Students can also work in pairs.

## Solution

Numbers are rolled and written down until one of the numbers has been rolled enough times to fill in all the boxes in a column on the graph paper going from one of the 11” sides to the other (bottom to top).

A variety of numbers 0-20 that need to be practiced can be targeted by changing the numbers on the paper and making a new spinner to match. Suggested ranges are 0-9, 6-15, 12-21. A larger version can also be made on 1"inch graph chart paper with the numbers 0-20 and played in a small group.

The game can also incorporate quantity by having 2-12 on the game board and rolling two 1-6 dot dice. In this version, students wold add the two quantities shown on the dice. When students are ready, a number die and a dot die can be used. For a simpler game leave the paper vertical and only work with the numbers 1-6 with a regular dot die.

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