We’ve done a few projects on non-transitive dice in the past:
Sharing Tim Gower’s non-transitive dice talk with kids
Today we’ve got some snow to shovel, so I was looking for a fairly light project this morning so we could get out the door to shovel. I grabbed our Grime dice off of the shelf and asked the kids to talk about them:
I asked the boys to pick two pairs of dice and test them to see which color would win. They worked independently and here’s how they explained what they found:
Finally, for a bit of a challenge, I had them work together to put the dice in a circular arrangement so that every color beat the one coming after it and lost to the one before it. This arrangement illustrates the seemingly odd non-transtive nature of these dice:
Although short, this was a fun exercise. These “Grime” dice are really fun for kids to play with!