Online compatible : Yes – This game can be played on the board, but to negate all possibilities of computer issues affecting the enjoyment you might wish to send copies of the game to the students and have them ready pens to follow the game on their own sheets.
Age group : Best played by students aged between 9 and 15
Preparation time : Time taken to print a copy of Appendix H (About 5 minutes)
Number of players : Works equally well in groups or private classes
Objective : To be the first team to complete a line of 4.
Split the class into two teams and assign each team a colored pen. Each turn a student draws a circle in an empty square of appendix H, but circles may only be drawn on the bottom row or in boxes directly above previously drawn circles. The team that completes a line of 4 circles wins.
In online classes this game can easily be played using a whiteboard, if you can trust your internet connection to stay stable throughout. Having students print copies of games onto paper means that the success of an activity is more in the hands of the teacher. If ever the camera stops and your students are unable to see your class, they should still be able to play the game by listening to their teacher’s commands.
PERMISSION IS GIVEN TO EDIT AND PRINT THE APPENDICES FOR USE IN THE CLASSROOM.