I have recently received a set of 6 coloured foam dice, each with a different set of unfinished questions on them. Thinking Dice. I have trialled them twice this week with my Year 13 students, and it was a very good lesson. All students were engaged and really challenged each other in their questioning.
The Thinking Dice are based on Blooms Taxonomy of thinking – Higher Order Thinking. I asked a colleague to trial them with his year 7 students, and he was easily able to differentiate using the different colours. His feedback was very positive and the students had lots of fun with them. The yellow dice starts with Remembering questions and moving towards the higher order questions are the Analyse, Create and Evaluate questions, the green, purple and blue dice. I have been asked to talk about them at the next Teaching and Learning session this week, because they are creating a buzz with some colleagues!