Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Tic-Tac-Toe

Here's another interesting way to check your students' understanding of a certain topic. I'm sure you are all familiar with  Tic-Tac-Toe, a game for two players, X and O, who take turns marking the spaces in a 3×3 grid. The winner is the one who succeeds in placing three respective marks in a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal row. 

For this version of the game you will need: post-its, a board and a chalk/marker. Draw a large 3x3 grid on the board and mark each of the spaces with numbers. Write some questions or tasks on post-its and stick one post-it into each space. 


It should look something like this.


Divide students in 2 groups. The first group picks out a space, you read the post-it from that space and if they give the correct answer or do the task as they should, you put X or O in that space and remove the post-it. Now the second group can take the turn. Do the same until you have a winner.

This method is great if you have questions about a reading they should've done or as a revision game before a test for any kind of subject matter. Just make sure to prepare enough post-its because your students might want to play the game over and over again. :)


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