They make a fun and simple addition game.
Roll a die, color the boxes to show the value of the number rolled, and count-up to find the answer.
Your students will reinforce one-to-one, counting, number recognition, number writing, while they practice addition facts.
Counting-up is a crucial fluency skill in addition. I have worked with many older students who have not mastered the concept. It is actually easy to teach, once your little ones have the basic concept of addition down, how to join two sets of numbers together, and understand the basic symbols of addition.
There are also blank practice pages that you can use once your students have mastered the skill of counting-up and for those who need an extra challenge.
On the blank pages, students roll two dice and have to first decide which is the larger number to write in the star. I have dice that go up to 12 and dice that go up to 20 for those few kids who need a BIG challenge.
I have had huge success suing this method with my students. Their math skilled have soared.