PIG Game: Fun way to practice arithmetic

An online version was developed by Maths Week for pupils of all ages and can be played in teams of 2 – 6 players.

Click on the image of the playing screen

PIG dice game

There are 2 levels:
Basic PIG game – suitable for 3rd and 4th classes (need 1 die for each group)
MultiPIGation game – more challenging for 5th & 6th Class. (dice needed for each group)

Basic PIG
PIG is a game for 2 to 6 players.

  1. Players take turns with a die.
  2. On a player’s turn he/she can roll a die as many times as they like.
  3. If a roll is a 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6, the player adds that many points to their score for the turn.
  4. A player may choose to end their turn at any time and “bank” their points.
  5. If a player rolls a 1, they lose all their unbanked points and their turn is over.

Beginner’s Game: The first player to score 50 or more points wins.
Advanced Game: The first player to score 100 or more points wins.

MultiPIGation game

The multPIGation game will stretch the pupils a bit more.
This is similar to basic PIG but players throw 2 die and multiply the two scores.
Even number can be banked but odd answer loses point/turn.

Monster Calculation Game

See also Monster Game: a similar game that you can make up yourself and doesn’t require dice. Click on the picture to see instructions.

There are lots more fun learning activities available for home-learning on our Maths at Home Activities Page