Addition Race

Suggested Grades



Students will practice adding and number recognition.


  • 1 ruler for each student
  • 2 dice per pair of students
  • 6 toothpicks per student


  • Ask students to get into pairs and hand out materials. (1 ruler per student, 2 dice per pair, and 6 toothpicks per student)
  • Students then choose six numbers on their ruler and place their toothpicks on each of the numbers.
  • Students take turns rolling the dice, adding the two numbers that they roll, and removing the toothpicks that correspond to the answers.
  • The first student with with their toothpicks all gone is the winner.