This is a fun way to review homework or to give motivation to the students to do book exercises during class. I recommend this for smaller classes.
· Allow a student to draw the X and O if they want (the more participation the better!)
· Most students choose middle first. Teach them that the corners are the best strategy
· Set a time (10 seconds) for them to choose their squares and numbers
Easter Egg Lesson:
Direction Vocabulary - Teach top/ bottom/ left/ right/ middle and watch them use these terms better and better over time.
Real Interaction - If you choose students to write the X and O on the board, they can do the entire interaction.
- "What square do you want?"
- "Bottom middle"
- "Team B, choose a number"
Tic-Tac-Toe Strategy - This teaches more than just winning at tic-tac-toe. Once you teach that the middle isn't the best first move, they will usually get it and learn to think a bit differently.
Teamwork - They will learn to work in a team in choosing the right square together and choosing which number they want the other team to answer.
Good luck! Let me know how it worksfor you and if you have any special touches that I can try in my classes:
Have more time.