Hit the “Target” Number

5 Dice iPad app is a free math game that helps upper elementary and middle school students practice the order of operations. The game encourages students to use higher order thinking to solve the “target” number by working backward, given the answer but not the equation. After they are provided the number, students have to write an equation, using all of the dice presented to them. When they think they have created an equation that will result in the number given to them, students click “shoot” to hit the target number. If they have written a correct equation, 5 Dice will show them other equations that will also work. If they have not written a correct equation, 5 Dice will prompt them to try again. In addition to the “target number game,” students can use the app’s whiteboard option to try out various ways to hit their target numbers. Teachers can receive immediate feedback of their students’ progress through email. The app also includes printable game sheets. Download the app at no charge from the iTunes App Store.
Click Here to Access Free iPad App


This information is provided as a courtesy for BISD teachers and inclusion here does not indicate an endorsement by the district. It is important to thoroughly evaluate a website before using it with students. For help with this please contact the Learning Technologies Coach for your campus.

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