Math Tic Tac Toe – Math game for kids

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We love math games which give practice on math facts! Today’s post is about a simple math game for kids, math tic-tac-toe, a similar game to the goldie Tic-Tac-Toe but played with numbers. How fun! The best part is that the game can be played in a car or while you are waiting. All you need is a paper and pen!

Math tic-tac-toe

Rules of the game:

1. Only numbers from 0 – 9 should be used.

2. One player should use only odd numbers (1,3,5,7,9) and another player should use only even numbers(0,2,4,6,8).

3. A number should be used only once.

Winner:

Whoever makes 15 either vertically, horizontally or diagonally is the winner.

How to play the game:  

1. Make a 3*3 square in a paper.

2. Decide who is using odd numbers and who is using even numbers.

3. Start playing the game by writing numbers on the board.

Before writing a number, the child has to add the numbers ( each row, column and diagonal) and subtract the sum from 15 to check the feasibility of winning. If not, check if the opponent is winning and prevent. Otherwise, choose a number to win in the next move.

As a number can be used only once, it has to be used wisely.

My daughter loves traditional tic-tac-toe and no wonder she loves this game!

More math ideas for inspiration:

1. Book cricket – A simple math game

2. Math game to practice basic facts

Thanks for reading the post. Hope you enjoyed reading it!

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Math tic-tac-toe

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