The most wholes

A game for 2 or more players

This game is a variation of the popular game ‘Guess Who?’ for 2 players. I love playing it because it provides lots of opportunity to use maths vocabulary and encourages thinking about the properties of numbers. It can be used to focus on particular numbers and concepts, and also on other areas of maths such as shape.

You will need:

  • A 10 sided dice and a 20 sided dice
  • Pen and paper
  • How to play

    First agree how many points are needed to win – 5 is a reasonable target.

    Players take turns to roll both dice, then write an improper fraction using the higher number rolled as the numerator and the lower number as the denominator.

    Each player converts their improper fraction to a mixed number.

    The player whose mixed number has the most whole ones, scores a point. If there is a tie, both players score a point.

    The winner is the first player to score the agreed number of points.

    Use a multiplication square, manipulatives and drawings for support as appropriate