Largest total / Largest difference
A game for 2 or more players
This is a game that can be played in a variety of ways to give practise of adding and/or subtracting numbers with 2 or more digits. It encourages estimation and reasoning skills.
You will need:
How to play
Decide whether you will find the highest total or difference. You may change this each round if you like. Decide how many points are needed to win – 5 is a reasonable target.
Roll as many dice as the number of digits you want to work with and arrange these in any order to make a number. Each player does this twice then adds or subtracts the resultant numbers with an appropriate mental or written method.
The largest answer wins a point. The winner is the first to an agreed number of points.