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Cot cot… cotton-hen! Throw the dice and fill your henhouse!

In turn, the players throw the dice and put pieces of cotton wool in the dimples of their egg carton, the henhouse. If you obtain a sum of 7 (a cotton-hen), fill the dimple of your choice. The first player to fill up their henhouse wins!   

With this 2-player game, practise the sums of digits between 1 and 6. It’s also a good introduction to probability. Which dimple should you choose to fill when rolling a cotton-hen? If you play several games, you will realize that certain sums are rarer than others. Which ones? 

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