This simple dice game supports students' development of flexibility with numbers, the properties of the four operations (+, −, ×, ÷), and the order of operations. It requires only dice and a game board for each player.

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Jennifer Throndsen,, is an adjunct professor for the University of Alaska Southeast in the Mathematics Education Department. She also works as an evidence-based learning specialist in Canyons School District in Sandy, Utah.

Edited by Martha Hildebrandt,, who teaches undergraduate and graduate mathematics education and mathematics courses at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Cathery Yeh,, a graduate student in the School of Education at the University of California—Irvine. Submit your quick game, puzzle, activity, or instructional strategy along with suggestions for how your idea can be used by teachers of different grade bands (K–1, 2–3, 4–6). Send submissions of no more than 250 words to this department by accessing See detailed submission guidelines for all departments at

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