This little game is not my most brilliant idea, but it's all I've got at the moment since I'm running out of useful things to share. I thought it up last night while I was trying to get to sleep. My mathematicians have been working on finding sums efficiently, so we've been playing around with doubles for a few days. Today I paired them up and gave each pair one set of dice. I differentiated by giving traditional dice to those who weren't quite ready for any doubles over 6. The partners took turns rolling both dice. If a partner rolled a double, they wrote the equation on their whiteboard. If they didn't roll a double, they couldn't write anything. If a partner rolled snake eyes, they got an extra turn. (Just for fun.) The first partner to write five equations won the game.
(partner one with traditional dice)
(snake eyes - their favorite part)
(more challenging dice)
It's simple, but I love a game that requires zero prep!