I’m constantly being asked how to use this page or another, and while I really don’t mind, I figure if one person has questions then a lot of people have questions. So I’m just going to through page by page and highlight how we use them! I’m going to attempt to do this in some sort of order, like by age, but I make no promise to any semblance of order.
Also, don’t feel like you need to use these pages how we use them. If you think of a different way, then do it! I can only hope that my pages are versatile enough for more than one use! Feel free to share with me too so I can share with others!
So first up is the roll and graph/roll and tally sheets. For the most part they’re self explanatory, but I wanted to go through putting the dice together.
First, if you plan on using this more than once, I recommend printing on cardstock. The dice do not hold up well to use, but cardstock will help. Don’t laminate though – that just makes constructing the dice impossible!
Start of by cutting on all the outline lines.
You’ll end up with a shape kind of like this:
Next we’re going to crease all of the lines that are left. Every single one.
You’re shape should look like this now – weird.
Now is a matter of taping it together. I prefer using tape – it’s fast and efficient. Glue would probably cost less, but it would be much more difficult. So start by taping just two of the little flaps down to an adjacent square. You should see a cube shape coming along.
When you get here, it starts to get complicated. I’ve managed to get one more side taped in on the inside, but it’s too challenging.
Instead, I just hold the last side down and tape it on the outside, sparingly.
Since I ran out of clear tape, you can see my pretty tape quite clearly. And that’s how you put together one of these crazy dice!!
The easiest way to use the dice is the roll and graph. Roll the cat and dot his space. The graphing is great practice too!
Not that long ago I added Roll and Tally to my pages. It’s so similar to roll and graph, but practices tally marks instead.
So all you do is roll the dice and mark down what you rolled! There is plenty of room here so I would suggest a limit of ‘whichever reaches 50 first is the winner’.