Reviewing with Tic Tac Toe

Reviewing with just one student can be rewarding, because I can immediately see any gaps in learning. But I miss students learning from each other, and one-student classes can be isolating.

Reviewing with my pile of 9-year-old boys can be like reviewing with a pile of Spidermen crawling all over the walls and ceilings. Except these Spidermen chatter loudly with each other. And I have to adjust my definition of “reviewing”.

Got just one student? Try Beat the Teacher. Your Distractor Factor as you’re reviewing is a simple game of tic tac toe, and your Student Confidence Booster will be your student realizing she can honestly win.

Got a room full of Spidermen? You can still try Beat the Teacher! Divide the class into 2 teams. You still ask the questions, but now Team X and Team O alternate answering the questions. Answer a question correctly, place your mark.

Better yet, get that Spiderman who always blurts out all the answers to ask the questions. You sit back, save your voice, and watch the show.

Pssst! You know that tic tac toe is international, yes? How international?

2 Responses

  1. This is a great idea for homeschoolers! I’m going share this on my blog.


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