You will need 4 dice, 2 or 3 players, pen and paper each.
Start: You have 3 lives.
Each turn. Throw all 4 dice. Choose 2 of them and make the smallest fraction you can. For example, if you throw 3,3,4 and 6, the smallest fraction is 3/6 or 1/2. That is the number of lives you have to lose (by doing a subtraction).
You are dead: When the number of lives goes to zero, or goes negative. The winner is the last man standing….
Differentiation – one or all of the players may use a scientific calculator. It’s good practice in keying in fractions!
Questions to think about during the game:
- Who is winning? (Which is the bigger of 2 mixed numbers)
- How do “borrow” when you need to do so?
- You will need to think about common denominators. What is the largest one you may need?
- If you want to play a fast round, start with only 2 lives.