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Multiples Tic Tac Toe Game

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.

Grab your freebie here! ย Check out this blog post for an addends version. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. Thanks, Donna, I am excited to use this when we go back in January. My students always confuse factors and multiples. I am hoping that this will be a fun way to practice… and that it will help them keep the idea of multiples in their heads. Thanks for sharing!

    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

  2. Donna,
    You’ve become my ‘go-to’ resource whenever I need extra support for my struggling students. Thanks for all that you do!


  3. I teach first grade. This would be great for addition and subtraction practice. Is there any chance you could change the multiplication word? Thanks

  4. Hi Donna,

    Hope you are well and survived the holidays. The teachers here in Old Lyme are using lots of your suggestions and activities. So glad you were able to visit. Thanks for sharing this. I am going to share it with the 3rd grade teachers today.


    1. Hi, Karen!! Good to hear from you! I’m so glad your teachers found my visit useful. They were such an enthusiastic group!

  5. This will be great for my highly able kids who are begging for a challenge since our new curriculum has not offered much for them yet. Even though 2nd grade isnt doing multiplication yet they can easily use it to practice skip counting and eventually relate it to multiplication. The addition version will offer enoughnof a challenge for on level kids too!

  6. Hi! This is a wonderful idea! The link to this multiples freebie goes to the addends one. Any chance the multiples game is still available? Thank you!

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