Mastery of math facts is a vital component to math education. Math facts are the building blocks of all other higher level math operations. Therefore it is important that students have abundant opportunities to practice their math facts. Noggle is an enjoyable math game for students that can be used as an alternative to fact drills and traditional worksheets.
Noggle is customizable across grade levels, since the numbers can be changed to reflect the abilities of the students in your classroom. Be sure when you are picking numbers to fill in your grid that you are able locate multiple math facts. Furthermore, another way to adapt this game is by the types of equations you ask your students to search for (e.g. addition, subtraction, division or multiplication).
In my classroom, I have used Noggle as an early finisher activity, a morning puzzle or as one option in a math game lesson. I found that I was using Noggle so often as a start to the day puzzle or early finisher activity that I taped out a grid using painters tape on a spare whiteboard mounted in my classroom. This also encouraged my students to create their own number grids on our classroom Noggle board that their peers could try and solve. Alternatively, a teaching colleague used open space on one of her bulletin boards to devise her own permanent Noggle board.