Algebra Expand Factorise Two Pairs of Brackets Noughts and Crosses PowerPoint Games

This is designed as a whole class activity, dividing the class into two teams. It is a fun and engaging way of reviewing ideas. Students really buy into this and lots of learning happens if the opportunities for discussion are taken while answering the questions.

There are four clickable games in this interactive PowerPoint. They are ideal for playing at the end of each class (allow 10 minutes) as revision for this topic. It is an adaptation of a class game that is played on the whiteboard and works in the same way that Noughts and Crosses works, the object being to get 3 noughts or 3 crosses in a row but the students have to get answers correct in order to gain the nought or cross.

This set of games concentrates on expanding and factorising with two pairs of brackets. The first game involves expanding, the second factorising, the third is a mixture and the final one is a little more complicated.

Students are very engaged when playing this and it great for consolidating ideas.

Divide the class in half (or play one group against another). Random individuals on each side of the class put their hand up and take turns to answer the questions. They never have two turns in a row ie never two Os or two Xs in a row.

If an answer is correct then you click on the question and the answer appears - click on the answer for a O, click again for X. It’s very easy to play but make sure you have a little play with it before involving your class.

You may need to develop your own rules depending on the class. Play it once and you’ll know what is meant by this comment.

There are four games here. The PowerPoint opens straight away as a slide show (it takes a little longer to open than a normal PowerPoint). Every second slide is a set of answers. There is also a pdf with the answers (and questions) on it - for printing purposes. You should probably print out the answers before you play but you don’t really have to if you have the inclination to work out the answers on the spot.

There are another 12 sets of Noughts and Crosses PowerPoint games in my shop.

Have fun!!

Save for later
  • Algebra-Two-Pairs-Exp-Fact-Games.ppsx
  • Alg-exp-fact-games-2-answers.pdf

About this resource


Created: Jun 18, 2017

Updated: Feb 13, 2019

Game, puzzle, quiz

ppsx, 490 KB


Game, puzzle, quiz

pdf, 696 KB


Report a problem

Tes Paid Licence

How can I re-use this?