Student Choices Enhance Engagement - DI Strategy: Think Tic-Tac-Toe Board

Student choice is a large component of a DI classroom.  This week's idea is a Think Tic-Tac-Toe board.  The example provided below could be adapted for your grade level.  I think it would work the best for 2nd or 3rd grade students.  

Think Tac Toe boards are generally a 3 by 3 matrix with nine cells; resembling the familiar tic-tac-toe game board.  Students could be asked to make three in a row (horizontally, vertically, or diagonally) or to complete one task in each row, or points could be assigned and students must reach so many points.  Notice in the example, the first row focuses on communication.  The 2nd row focuses on practice with addition and use of the guess and check problem-solving strategy.  The 3rd row focuses on making connections. It is also possible to tier the choices for different readiness levels.  

 

Please let me know if you have tried this strategy and how it went.  I would love to hear about other Tic-Tac-Toe Boards if you are willing to share.

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