Elementary Math, Fluency, Math Games, Multiplication, Number Sense

Multiplication Tic-Tac-Toe

Happy Friday friends! It has been a cold, snowy week here in Ohio. School delays, snow days, and today was a dress up day in many schools to support the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC championship game vs. the Kansas City Chiefs. During these types of hit or miss weeks, I like to scrap any of my “traditional lessons” and use the time to work on some skills that many of my students needed during Guided Math Groups. Students LOVED when we did Math Stations as did I. During Math Stations, I was given the chance to pull students in small groups to go over things they needed me to go over with them.

One of my ALL TIME FAVORITE math games that I have done with students and teachers… MULTIPLICATION TIC-TAC-TOE

If you’ve been to any of my PDs or worked with me this is not going to be a new game for you to incorporate, BUT I have made some changes so you can use this in various situations. This is a game that I have differentiated.

Take a few minutes to see how I have differentiated the game to meet the needs of your students depending on where they are on their multiplication fluency journey.

In this next video you’ll see two young men playing the game and how I talked through some of their plays with them. They are freshman now and man I miss them.

(Sorry the video is sideway. I couldn’t figure out how to turn it in WordPress. You will get the idea of how we can help scaffold the learning during a game with students.)

A fun digital version of this game was recently released on a FREE downloadable app called Number Hive. My own family loves to play this game together each on our own devices. When I found the game a few weeks ago on Twitter I was so excited because it was a way I can have my own 3rd grader practice her multiplication facts while we are on the go and I won’t feel as bad when she’s on a device at one of her brothers’ games. Let me know if you try Number Hive out with your students or own children. It’s a family favorite here!

Below you will find the downloadable game boards for Multiplication Tic-Tac-Toe. Let me know what your students think of this game. It’s always been a hit with my students in my classes.

Multiplication Tic Tac Toe- Foundational Facts 0, 1, 2, 5, 10

Multiplication Tic Tac Toe- Factors 1-9

Multiplication Tic Tac Toe- Factors 1-9 Products Mixed Up

Multiplication Tic Tac Toe- Factors 0-12 Products Mixed Up

Multiplication Tic Tac Toe-Factors 0-12

Two Color Counters– Amazon link (I do not make a commission off of this.)

Clear Bingo Chips– Amazon link (I do not make a commission off of this.)

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