A couple of weeks ago, I blogged about using a tic tac toe strategy for listing multiples of a number. The idea was that kiddos unsure of their basic facts would use the strategy when performing multi-digit computation as a way of attending to precision (rather than guessing).
I was driving to school not long after the blog post and it dawned on me that the same concept would make a great little game! The kiddos already know how to play tic tac toe, so it’s an easy little workstation that they won’t get tired of playing. And Multiples Tic Tac Toe was born! Either laminate the board or place it in a plastic sleeve. Players will need wipe-off markers in two colors (see example below). You can either have students use a number cube to randomly generate the factor being used, or you can have students practice a table they are currently learning.