From time to time every teacher faces the situation when he/she lacks access to well-planned and sophisticated materials, aids, textbooks, etc. However, it often turns out that the most sophisticated tools ever created are our imagination and a dice! Dice are portable and suitable for any age. It’s a great source for learning activities, it has endless options limited by your creativity only. This simple tool effects learners’ engagement and motivation. Dice can be bought (it’s better to buy some sets and have them with you all the time), or made (use this website), or even used online.
So let’s roll!
How can we use dice to make a lesson more interesting?
- To choose students for activities (e.g. you can think of a number (3, for example), make the students throw dice and the one who has 3 does the task).
- To group students (e.g. those who have even numbers on a dice work in one group, those with odd ones in another).
- To choose the level of difficulty in games. (e.g. 1 means the easiest task and 6 – the most chal