It’s a high expectation, a goal, for one school to have students earn 100 per cent on the first Grade 9 math test. So why do teachers feel it’s an important strategy? For confidence building. The teacher and students work for the first month on building student confidence by starting with the skills and knowledge that students bring and scaffolding the instruction to achieve day to day learning goals. Teachers commit to supporting all students through scaffolding and differentiating instruction. This Tic-Tac-Toe activity provides students with several choices to get at the same concept.