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Transaction Analysis Tic-Tac-Toe

Transaction Analysis Tic-Tac-Toe

Transaction analysis is the process of identifying the specific effects of economic events on the accounting equation. Each transaction at a minimum has a dual effect on the accounting equation and it must always remain in balance. Students enrolled in principles of financial accounting courses need practice applying these concepts and playing tic-tac-toe helps to accomplish this task in a novel way. The game utilizes PowerPoint hyperlinked slides to emulate the game of tic-tac-toe. Instructors can also modify the tic-tac-toe questions to serve their individual needs.

Note:  The tic-tic-toe PowerPoint can be adapted to almost any discipline by changing the multiple-choice questions used.

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Tamara Oakes
Tamara Oakes (Faculty)
6 years ago

The idea behind this material is a good one--giving the students a chance to apply their accounting knowledge in a fun way. This activity would be good as a review of material. The questions could be changed for different topics: sales on account, adjusting entries, special journals.

Technical Remarks:

There seems to be a slight glitch in the game. When I played the game and purposefully chose the incorrect answer to allow a "steal" of the square, the game seemed to malfunction. After selecting the correct respone for the steal, I was taken back to the beginning slide, with no Xs or Os on the board. I think if this technical glitch was fixed, this would be a good review activity.