- Player X and Player O select one factor, 1 – 9 at the bottom of the page and place one of the markers on that factor.
- Player X may move only one of the two markers to a new factor. Player X then places a marker on the grid covering the product of the two factors.
- Player O may move only one marker to make a new product and place their marker on the grid. The markers can both be placed on the same factor. For example 6 x 6 = 36.
- Players alternate moving one factor marker at a time and continue placing their markers on the grid until a player has marked four products in a row. After the game players should discuss their strategies.
- Two markers for the bottom row of factors (for example, paper clips)
- Two sets of different markers for each player to cover each product (for example, pennies and nickels)
- Tic-Tac-Toe Products Game Sheet
From Helping with Math at Home: More Ideas for Parents. 2006. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.