Addition - Noughts & Crosses

Addition gameIt wasn't a great stretch to take the Times Tables Noughts and Crosses maths game we developed a few weeks ago, and turn it into an Addition activity. A number of people requested it to use with older children who still need plenty of practice with addition... so here it is!

Just like last time, the downloadable pdf file (below) consists of two board games: a traditional 3 by 3 board, and an 'extended' 4 by 4 board. The file also includes two sets of 28 addition problems as playing tokens, these range from 3+1, 3+2, 3+3 ... to .. 9+2, 9+3, 9+4.

The boards feature full instructions of how to play.

Clearly, the game can be further adapted... so post a comment to tell us how this worked for you, or to share any further ideas of how it can be used with other mathematical concepts.


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lahrabe's picture

The children loved it

The children loved it
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johdu's picture

That's great. Thank you so

That's great. Thank you so much for the feedback.

John

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kristy.barry's picture

 Great for casual teaching

 Great for casual teaching game as well!
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anne help's picture

I think this will be a great

I think this will be a great activity for my SEN teaching assistant to play with a child on a one to one.  There will be lots of opportunities to check their counting, understanding of addition sign and just basic turn taking . Thanks.
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Phil41's picture

 This will be fab for my

 This will be fab for my lower ability maths group.  I am going to make up some cards featuring two digit numbers and subtraction problems to use as well.  Great idea!!!
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johdu's picture

That's a great adaptation.

That's a great adaptation. Thanks for the feedback.
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johdu's picture

That's a great adaptation.

That's a great adaptation. Thanks for the feedback.
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vic234's picture

This looks fab, my maths

This looks fab, my maths group will love playing this. Thank you! :)
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npackham's picture

This is a great way for my

This is a great way for my Year One children to practise addition. I like the idea of numicon similar images to support this resource.
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kha16460's picture

Great fun in learning for the

Great fun in learning for the kids. Only problem was they became so good, nobody could actually make 4 in a row because the opponent would block. But hey, have another go and you might win next time!
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mselsdon's picture

A really great resource that

A really great resource that fits in well with my teaching. The kids really enjoyed it.
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crana's picture

Good resource but could you

Good resource but could you please fix the spelling of "noughts"?
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johdu's picture

Good point. Naughts (with the

Good point. Naughts (with the 'a') is equally well established in common usage, and you could argue that children need to become accustomed to both spelling varieties. However, that is not the original reason I used it... in all honesty I didn't notice! You are quite right; naught (with the 'o') is clearly more correct.

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crana's picture

Looks like a fun and useful

Looks like a fun and useful activity. Thanks.
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libby41's picture

This will be fab for my year

This will be fab for my year 1s, hopefully to make them a bit speedier at adding!
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Jo Mould's picture

This is going to be great for

This is going to be great for extending my top group and their mental calculation ability! They'll love playing a game - and they'll be learning too - thank you!
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STEVEN STROTHER's picture

Is is possible to produce sum

Is is possible to produce sum cards with pictures of numicon? We've just got numicon in school and it would be good to make the link in playing games such as this. Do you think pictures of numicon are copyrighted?
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johdu's picture

It would most probably be a

It would most probably be a breach of copyright to reproduce images with numicon, or numicon-like resources. However, it is unlikely that the actual layout of the 'holes' could be protected. So 'sum' cards using items in numicon layouts would be acceptable. I'll see what I can do...
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mrsb1968's picture

A great resource for Numbers

A great resource for Numbers Count!
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Sarahlou_86's picture

I've enjoyed using the x

I've enjoyed using the x table version so looking forward to using these.
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char2505's picture

Looks good for Y1.

Looks good for Y1.
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EmJa0310's picture

Great resource for Numbers

Great resource for Numbers Count.
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Love this! My SEND kids will

Love this! My SEND kids will have great fun playing this tomorrow!
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gailstp's picture

I am printing and laminating

I am printing and laminating as fast as I can. Can not wait to bring these activities to school.
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wrandall's picture

This looks like a great

This looks like a great activity for my year 3 class in Australia and I will certainly be looking at the multiplication activity as well. In fact the whole site it fantastic! Glad I found it
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bunkie22's picture

This will come in very handy

This will come in very handy as a Smart Start activity, especially since the children can complete with little adult support... while still being engaged in a meaningful activity.
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My year 2's will love this!

My year 2's will love this!
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