## Thursday, January 8, 2015

### Using QR Codes to Play Tic-Tac-Toe

It is the second day of no school here in Illinois.  It is -30˚ wind chill and many schools cancelled today.

So, I thought I would share one way that you could use QR Codes in the classroom.

(Since my kids are home today they are demonstrating for you :)

This particular activity is good for a math center or for students to play in partners.  Not every student participating needs an electronic device because of the way the game is played.  If you are going to use this as a math center, I recommend laminating the game board and the X's and O's.  That way you can use the same board over and over.  If you're really ambitious maybe you could put a little square of velcro on the back of the X's and O's and in each corner of the game board to keep them in place.

This game follows the traditional tic-tac-toe rules.  Students choose a square - each square has a problem in it.  The student works the problem and then uses his or her electronic device to scan the QR Code.  The QR Codes leads the student to text that will show the correct answer.  If they get the answer correct, they get the square and place an X or O on the square.  If they get the answer incorrect, the other player gets the square.

[CAUTION:  Students must be sure they are scanning the correct QR Code.  It's easy to do - they just have to be careful :) ]

Here is an example of my Freebie of this activity - Solving Systems of Equations.

If you'd like to try this out, head on over to my TPT store to download it:

FREEBIE! Systems of Equations Tic-Tac-Toe with QR Codes

Maybe you need a similar activity for Fractions:

Fractions Tic-Tac-Toe with QR Codes

or

Solving Linear Equations:

Solving One and Two Step Equations Tic Tac Toe with QR Codes