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The HiLoTarget dice game is a game for two or more players. There are three versions of the game called Try for High, Go for Low, and Hit the Target. You use three polyhedra dice: A tetrahedron with four sides used to roll 1, 2, 3, or 4 An octahedron with eight sides used to roll 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8. A dodecahedron with 12 sides used to roll 1, 2 ,3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, or 12. A turn consists of three dice rolls. Each player does the following: Roll #1: Roll all three dice, choose one of the dice, and record the score on a score sheet. Roll #2: Roll two of the dice, excluding the die chosen on the first roll, choose one of the two dice, and record the score on the score sheet. Roll #3: Roll the die not choosen on the first two rolls, and record the score on the score sheet. We usually play four rounds.


  • Mathematics > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8


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This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2008-12-04.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

Four exciting dice games are outlined and complete directions are provided. The students (upper-elementary and middle school) get an opportunity to practice their counting and addition skills while participating in an engaging game.

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