Online compatible : Yes – The appendix may be too small for students to see, so it may be wise to draw the appendix grid onto your board in thicker marker. The teacher will need to draw all of the students circles and crosses, and this may become a source of frustration for students who have trouble indicating where they would like you to draw.
To make life easier for your students, you could number each of the squares, as in the illustration to the right. Students then need only indicate the number for you to understand where to draw.
Age group : Best played with students aged between 6 and 12
Preparation time : The time required to print Appendix A, or copy the grid to the board (a couple of seconds)
Number of players : Works equally well in groups as in private lessons.
Objective : To be the first player to get 3 in a row, either horizontally, vertically or diagonally.
Students are assigned to either the noughts or crosses team. The “noughts” begin first by drawing a circle in one of the boxes of game 1 of Appendix A. It is now the “crosses” turn to draw an X in one of the boxes. Continue alternating in this fashion until a row of three has been drawn either horizontally, vertically or diagonally. Whichever team makes the row of three wins the game. If time permits, start a new game with crosses first to draw in game 2 of Appendix A.
PERMISSION IS GIVEN TO EDIT AND PRINT THE APPENDICES FOR USE IN THE CLASSROOM.