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Farkle in the Classroom



WHAT IS FARKLE?

I fell in love with the dice game Farkle during a weekend getaway with my sisters. As soon as we played our first round, I knew I had to find a way to bring it into the classroom. If you have not played this game before, go to Amazon or get in your car and drive to Target, WalMart, KMart, or whatever "Mart" you like and look for this:

Or, you can be cheap like me and go to the Dollar Store and buy a pack of dice. You'll need six. If you don't know how to play, you can try to decipher my kid-friendly reminders, Google it, or watch this YouTube videoThat's probably best. :)



HOW DO I USE FARKLE IN THE CLASSROOM?


When I thought about teaching this game to kids, I knew that students would need a recording sheet. I also wanted to include scoring reminders and a kid-friendly list of the rules for playing. So, I created the packet below.


Find my Farkle printables on TpT!


Farkle is perfect for incorporating mental math, place value, adding large (three to five) digit numbers, and probability all into one game. I like to run copies of the scoring sheet back to back and have a laminated page of the "Rules to Remember" for each group playing. My students have always needed a double-sided copy to keep track of their scores throughout the game. I've played this game with 3rd graders, 4th graders, and 5th graders. I have no doubt that 2nd graders who love a challenge would enjoy this game as well.


Make sure you save this post so you can come back whenever you need a Farkle refresher! 

3 comments

  1. I'm always looking for more math games! Love it! :)
    Jivey
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  2. My students love Farkle!! Love the packet!

    Aimee
    aimee@vanmiddlesworth.org
    Pencils, Books, and Dirty Looks


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  3. Thank you. This game looks like fun.

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