The rules are just like the normal game of tic tac toe where two people compete to get three in a row. The difference is that the activity takes place in a larger format using nine cones to illustrate the squares. Each team has three bibs in their respective colours to symbolize the ‘noughts and crosses’. Students randomly select a card with an academic question which the teacher could read out. If the students answer correctly they can move one of their team’s three bibs. If they are incorrect then it is the opponents turn. The game continues until one of the groups has got three in a row. A game of four in a row can also be played where 16 cones are placed in a square in a 4×4 fashion.