**Background:**

This game is a variation of the numbers game played on the popular television program, Countdown (called Letters & Numbers in Australia).

**Game Objective:** To make the target using the numbers on the four dice

**Materials: **Four dice

**WALT:** Use our knowledge of numbers and the four operations to create the target number

**WILF:** Understanding of how numbers can be made using different operations

**Summary:**

- Teacher selects a target number
- Four dice are rolled
- Students need to try and make the target number using the numbers on the four dice and any operation
- For example, if the dice numbers were, 6, 2, 3 and 4, and the target was 24, a solution could be, 6 x 2 + 3 x 4 = 24

**Variation:**

- The target number, number of dice and type of dice (6-sided, 9-sided, etc.) can be varied to modify the difficulty
- A point or tallying system could also be developed where solutions could be sorted by the number of dice used
- A random number generator could be used to generate the target number and the dice rolls

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