I really hope you guys aren’t growing tired of reading blog posts about Frank Tapson’s awesome activities because you’re about to read another one. Previously, I’ve shared about How Far Can YOU Climb?, Manifest, and Skittles. Frank also designed the number line poster I have at the front of my classroom.
I love to keep his activities on hand for when a class finishes unexpectedly early. That was exactly the case when we played Cover Up.
In order to play, students need to be in pairs. Each pair needs one game sheet, a handful of playing pieces (some of my pairs used bingo chips while others used two colored counters), and a pair of dice.
Here are the rules:
Like with previous activities I have tried, many of my students did not read and comprehend the rules fully before starting. Next time, I will play a few sample turns under my document camera!
Once my students caught on, they had a lot of fun with it. I heard lots of strategy talk as I walked around the room taking “action shots.”
This would be a great activity to use as an introduction to a probability unit. Which of the spaces on the game board are going to be hardest to fill? Which will be easiest? How should that impact my strategy?
Here are a few more of the action shots I took:
More Dice Games
- Slam Dice Game
- Martinetti Dice Game
- Left Center Right Dice Game
- Tic Tac Toe Dice Game
- Divisibility Rules Dice Game
- Pi Day Dice Challenge
- Cover Up by Frank Tapson
- Skittles Game
- Blocko Probability Game
- Free Printable Farkle Score Sheet (with Scoring Guidelines)
- Scientifico – A Bingo Style Game for Practicing Scientific Notation
- Game of Greed Statistics Foldable
- Probability Bingo Game
- Greedy Pig Dice Game for Practicing Probability