Math Game Using A Tic-Tac-Toe Board
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Gertrude Franklin William Penn
1616 S. Avers
Chicago, Illinois 60623
To introduce three mathematical operations -- addition, subtraction and
multiplication -- by using Tic-Tac-Toe methodology
To introduce a new method in using the Tic-Tac-Toe grid.
To present a new method in problem solving.
Pencils Pieces of paper for computation
Overhead projector Handouts of sample math problems
The teacher will write some math problems on the board to be explained to the
Students will complete problems in computation on the Tic-Tac-Toe board or on
paper. The student giving the first correct answer will get a point. The
points will be totaled at the end of the game.
Place nine students in a square resembling a Tic-Tac-Toe board.
Scores will be kept on a Tic-Tac-Toe board by an "O" or an "X." The team scores
by making a straight line of 3 O's or 3 X's.
The O's will compete against the X's.
If the answer is incorrect, the problem will go to the next team for a correct
Players will rotate until all have had a chance to participate. Blank Tic-Tac-
Toe symbols are given to students to create new problems.
The overhead projector will be used to introduce problems in finding the missing
numbers. For example, a blank square in the Tic-Tac-Toe grid would require the
answer 15 to the problem "How much is 3 times 5?" These problems will be shown
one at a time to give students a chance to get the right answer or to ask
questions about solving the problem.
Students were introduced to Tic-Tac-Toe problems in addition,
subtraction and multiplication and in finding the missing number.
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