Trio is a highly engaging math game focusing on basic math facts. It can be used with many different age levels and used in countless different ways. You can make it an individual game, team competition, or anything you can imagine. It works whether you have just 5 minutes to play or 45 minutes.
The first day I tried this with my 8th grade students I expected to play for about 15 minutes. We ended up playing the entire class period and students were focused the entire time. They had good discourse about the strategies they were using, and they tried to incorporate new ideas into their own game play. When I asked them at the end of class if this game is a keeper, they gave a resounding, "Yes!".
Trio is easy to learn for both teachers and students. As a simple spreadsheet, it is also easy to get up and running quickly. The game will randomly fill in the boxes for you when you change the round number.
The file includes an Excel document with a link to a Google Sheets document as well. Be aware that the Excel document may show different fonts depending on the differences between your computer and mine. You are free to edit as you wish and make it work for you. When you find another great way to utilize this with your class, please leave a comment and share your idea!
I hope that you enjoy this game as much as my students and I do!