Dice Shapes

Source Institutions

Source Institutions

Add to list Go to activity
Activity link broken? See if it's at the internet archive
In this activity, learners compete in a game to cover the most area by drawing randomly-generated rectangles on graph paper. Explore the concept of arrays as a method of arranging objects, numbers, or pictures in rows and columns. This activity uses low cost materials and can be done at home. Activity includes step-by-step instructions with pictures and printable graph paper.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 14

Resource Type:


Materials List (per group of students)

  • 2 dice
  • Graph paper (printable)
  • Highlighters or markers (a different color for each player)



  • Mathematics
    • Geometry

Informal Categories

  • Games


Components that are part of this resource:

This resource is part of:

Access Rights:

  • Free access



  • All rights reserved, Carnegie Science Center, 2021