This 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 PowerPoint. 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 must get answers correct in order to gain the nought or cross.
The first two of these four games concentrate on finding the mean, median, mode or range.
The third game involves finding single missing data points where the mean, median, mode or range are given.
The final game involves finding two missing data points where two parameters have been given - one of the questions has three data points to find.
The numbers involved are easy to work with.
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. A team never has two turns in a row ie they never win 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. If you need to start the game again then use the left/right arrows to reset the game. There is a “Main Menu” button to take you back to the index of games.
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 …… so please be PATIENT). Every second slide is a set of answers. There is also a pdf with the answers on it if you want to print it out, but you don't really have to if you have the inclination to work out the answers on the spot.
If you like this then there are plenty of other Mathematics Noughts and Crosses games in my shop - more are on the way - as well as many other mix-and-match, sequencing, flash cards and ordering manipulatives for Mathematics. You can visit my shop by clicking here.
There is free Noughts and Crosses resource, involving easy Algebraic Simplifying, if you want to see how the game works. Check it out :)
Have fun!! Feedback is welcomed :)