Original article can be found here: http://www.perkinselearning.org/technology/posts/dots-rpg-project-dice
The DOTS Project has created various 3D braille dice for gamers who are visually impaired. The models are available free of charge on Thingiverse for those who have access to a 3D printer. For the rest of us, the dice are available - at cost - on through DOTS RPG Project. These exciting gaming dice are available in various shapes:
Standard 6-sided die
4-sided die (rectangular shaped)
6-sided die (square or curved corners)
8-sided die (square or curved corners)
10-sided die (square or blint-tipped)
Polyhedral set of die
6 sided die with plus and minus symbols
The goal of the DOTS RPG Project is to empower the gamers who are visually impaired to run, play and experience the magic of tabletop reoleplaying with complete independence. While there are a few tactile dice on the market, there are no rulebooks, adventures or character sheets produced in braille. DOTS is hoping to bring people together and open up the world of tabletop gaming to players who are visually impaired.
Education and Braille Die
Teachers, how can YOU use braille die in your classroom? What die games are commonly used in mainstream classrooms? The plus and minus die is a 6-sided die that has two sides with plus symbols, two sides with minus symbols and two sides that are blank. What kind of math facts games can be played with this die?
Here is a list of math fact games that are played with either cards or die. (Scroll down the list to find the die games.)
Pinterest shares a list of math games that include rounding, fractions, line plots, area & perimeter die games.
Please share your favorite die games!