A great game you will never forget to help develop memory skills! Blind Noughts and Crosses!
Blind Noughts and Crosses is a great game that can be used to develop learners’ memory skills. It can be used as a starter or plenary to any lesson and can be played in many different ways. I have found that with low ability groups memory retention is always a big issue in lessons and getting them to remember things is the heart of many of the problems I face in the classroom. Therefore, I spend many lessons throughout the year focusing on developing memory techniques and this game is one of those methods;
- This is a summary of the way I have played this game.
- Select 2 learners and get them to face away from you with their backs facing the interactive whiteboard.
- One is “noughts” and the other is “crosses”, and they must play the game without looking at the board. Each learner must remember their own moves and that of their competitor.
- The rest of the class must maintain silence and observe the pupils trying to play.
- The winner is the one obviously gets 3 in a row.
- Discuss the memory techniques used.
- Make the game a little more difficult by introducing teams of competitors where teams are not allowed to communicate with each other and must remember their move, team mates move and their opponent team’s move. This is great fun!!!!
Use the great resource from flashmaths.co.uk to play the game!