The MathCurious team members are serious Star Wars fans, and since today is May the Fourth, we would like to share a Star Wars-themed math game for some fantasy math practice.
Goal: Be the first player to get to the Ancient Holocron and win for your team.
- print-out board
- 1 dice (10 face or 12 face ) Learn how to build your own did here.
- Place markers for the players to mark their spots.
How to play:
Choose your character. Choose your side. Are you a Rebel or an Empire fighter?
The players take turns. At their turn, the players roll the dice two times.
The first dice roll tells them how many steps they can move (moving capacity). The second dice roll tells them where they can actually land (they have to find a number in their moving capacity.)
For the second dice roll, each number roll is assigned to a number feature. It is all written on the Jedi scrolls.
There are two Jedi scrolls. Choose one based on the grade level and adjust it according to the skill level and dice used or make your own with your choice of number features for the rolls. If you decide to build your own dice you can write the number features on the dice itself.
Jedi scroll 1 Grades 1-3
Jedi scroll 2 Grades 3 and up
If a player is on number 55 and they rolled a 7 on the first dice roll this means they can move 7 steps (moving capacity). They can go up to 62. The second dice roll will tell them which of these numbers 56-62 they can actually stop/land at. If the second dice roll is 10, they need to land on a multiple of 10 (between 56-62) so they can land on 60. If there are more than one numbers in your moving capacity that match the second dice roll you can choose the one that gets you further.
However, if you pass the opponents’ base. (orange if you are Empire, grey if you are Rebel) you must challenge an opponent player (Empire character if you are Rebel, Rebel character if you are Empire) to a dice battle. Roll the dice once and look at the Jedi scroll. The player that is on a number that matches the roll based on the Jedi scroll gets to play again (move forward). If they both have a matching number or none of them has a matching number they both stay where they are.
Below are the game board and the Jedi scrolls to print and the google slides version of the game.
Good luck! May the force be with you!
Below you will find the yoda puzzle and the answer.
And here are some star wars jokes I found. You can share them with your students. I paste some outside my classroom on a board with pictures and leave space for answers. My students and others answer them. Some get it right, some don’t and some come up with funny answers. Then we read the answers together and have a blast.
What did Han Solo say to the waiter who recommended the haddock?
Never sell me the cods!
Why is Yoda such a good gardener? Because he has a green thumb!
What do you call Chewbacca when he gets chocolate in his fur? A chocolate chip Wookie!
Why didn’t any of Luke Skywalker’s marriages last?
He always followed Obi-Wan’s advice: “Use divorce, Luke.”
Why do doctors make good Jedis? Because a Jedi must have patients.
What was Lando’s nickname before he became a skilled pilot?
Which Star Wars character works at a restaurant? Darth Waiter!
Why does Princess Leia keep her hair tied up in buns?
So it doesn’t Hang Solow.
What is Admiral Ackbar’s favorite type of music?
What do you call a rebel princess who only shops at Whole Foods?
What do you call an eel that loves the new Star Wars trilogy?
A More-Rey Eel.
Where did Luke get his cybernetic hand?
The second-hand store.
Where does Princess Leia shop for Father’s Day?
At the Darth Maul.
What do you call two Han Solos singing together?
What did the dentist say to Luke Skywalker?
May the floss be with you.
What did Leia’s adoptive parents say when she used to sleepwalk as a child?
Uh-oh, it’s the rise of Skywalker.
What Star Wars character sells hotdogs?
What did the rancor say after eating a wookie? Mmmm, Chewie!
Where do Sith go shopping? At the Darth Maul!
What do you call a female Mandalorian? A womandalorian!
How do Ewoks communicate? On their Ewokie-talkies!
Why did episodes 4, 5, and 6 come before 1, 2, and 3? Because in charge of planning, Yoda was.
What time is it when at AT-AT steps on your droid? Time to get a new droid!
How does Darth Vader like his toast? On the dark side!
How is duct tape like the force? It has a dark side, a light side, and it binds the galaxy together!
What do Jedi children learn at school? A is for Alderaan, B is for Bantha, C is for Clone Army…
Now that Star Wars is owned by Disney, what song does Darth Vader like to sing? When You Wish Upon a Death Star!
Where do Gungans store their jelly? In Jar-Jars!
Why is Darth Vader not safe for children under age 3? He’s a choking hazard!
Why was the droid angry? Because people kept pushing its buttons!
How do you travel up and down between different floors on the Death Star? You ride the ele-Vader!
Why shouldn’t you ask Yoda to borrow some money? Because he’s always short!
What droid always takes the long way around? R2-Detour
What do you call a pirate droid? Arrrr-2 D2