Sunday, May 20, 2012

Odd + Even Numbers Tic Tac Toe Game

Do your children/students like to play Tic Tac Toe?

Here's a fun way for them to play the game and have a math review of ODD and EVEN numbers.

Odd Numbers: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, ...
Even Numbers: 0, 2, 4, 6, 8, ...

Odd and Even Tic Tac Toe Game

Materials needed: pencil and paper.
Players: 2

Directions: Instead of using Xs and Os, children take turns writing numbers. One child has to only use EVEN numbers and the other child writes in only ODD numbers. Each number may only be used once. As in the traditional game, the first person to get 3 in a row horizontally, vertically, or diagonally wins!

Math Vocabulary: odd, even, horizontal, vertical, diagonal.


  • Use number manipulatives (instead of writing numbers with a pencil).

  • Use number manipulatives and a Tic Tac Toe Board instead of paper and pencil.

  • Use number manipulatives and popsicle sticks.  

  • Play the game with Prime and Composite Numbers instead of Even and Odd Numbers. 

Have fun with Tic Tac Toe (Odd and Even Version)!


  1. How fun!!!
    Thanks for linking up with my Super Link Party! :-)

  2. oooh, I'm glad to have come across your blog. I think this is my first time here and it looks like you have a plethora of fabulous resources here. (especially for when my family leave ends and I go back to teaching).
    Thanks for sharing this game on the Weekly Kid's Co-op and look forward to seeing what you link this week :)

  3. Great way to make learning/practice fun! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!! I hope you are having an amazing week!

  4. Such an amazing and mind-integrating game it is. It enhances the sharpness of brain and make one more sharper.

  5. What a great idea!

    We have a special focus this week on maths and number posts at the Empty Your Archive link party, and I would absolutely love for you to link this up, Alice @ Mums Make Lists x



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