Prehistoric pals make this award-winning math game from Learning Resources a blast! Your goal is to get all four of your dinos to the end of the colorful track first. Each dino walks a different track, and each track represents a place value, from 1s to 1,000s. Players roll four dice, create a four-digit number, and move their four dinos forward the appropriate number of places.
At first, players use only the 1s track, but as their mathematical skills improve, they can play with more complex rules that incorporate the other tracks, then problem cards ("Stuck in a tar pit! Move your 10s dino back two spaces!"), and finally word problems ("Your 10s dinosaur forgot its pants, so it went back 15 to get them. Then it hurried forward 25. How far did it get? Move that many."
This game for 2 to 4 players includes a game board, 16 dinosaurs, 72 cards, 5 dice and instructions for various levels of play.
"An unusual spin on a typical roll-the-dice-and-move game, it spotlights the mathematical concept of place value and gives kids reinforcement in what makes our base-10 number system tick.... Young players will find the 2-inch, spunky vinyl dinosaur playing pieces irresistible. The game offers plenty of opportunities for friendly competition and brain bending — not to mention lots of nonthreatening practice at addition and subtraction." — Julie Ubben, Amazon.com Reviews
|Recommended Age||5 - 9|
|Dimensions||1.8 L x 10 W x 19.8 H inches|