Tarsia jigsaw

A rectangular or hexagonal jigsaw with 12-24 facts to match. The pieces can also be used as dominoes and flashcards. Requires Tarsia formulator ( a free, downloadable application).

Homophones follow-me game (Tarsia)

Submitted by Amanda Kelly on Mon, 2011-09-05 06:04

Literacy: Homophones, homographs & confusables, Ww/L1.1, Functional English - writing

ESOL: ESOL Ww/E3.1a, ESOL Ww/L1.1a

Free tags: Follow me game

Resource type: Tarsia jigsaw

Level: E3, L1, L2

A 12 piece follow me game where homophones must be matched to the correct sentence. A good mix of common and more unusual homophones such as preys/praise/prays and there/their/they’re. First used in a Motor Vehicles Functional English group but suitable for any L1-2 English / literacy group.

Guaranteed to create promote discussion as learners play the game (best laminated). As usual with Tarsia puzzles, you can choose to print a standard or large puzzle (select Output – large, i.e.

Averages and range jigsaw

Submitted by Michael McBride on Wed, 2011-06-29 07:20

Numeracy: HD1/L2.3, HD1/L2.4

Resource type: Tarsia jigsaw

Level: L2

A 12 piece jigsaw where the square pieces form a rectangle. Learners to match questions on mean, mode, median and range to the correct answers.

Whatever their original format, all Tarsia jigsaws can also be printed out as flashcards / dominoes. As the print is quite small on the standard sized puzzle, you might find it helpful to print out the larger version of the puzzle (select Output – large, i.e. three pieces per A4 sheet).

You will need Tarsia Formulator in order to use this resource.

Fractions of amounts jigsaw

Submitted by Michael McBride on Wed, 2011-06-29 07:10

Numeracy: Fractions, N2/L1.2

Resource type: Tarsia jigsaw, Warm-up

Level: E3, L1

A 16 piece jigsaw puzzle where the triangular pieces form a parallelogram. Learners to match up questions on fractions of money to the correct answers. Use for revision or as a warm-up activity.

Whatever their original format, all Tarsia jigsaws can also be printed out as flashcards / dominoes.

You will need Tarsia Formulator in order to use this resource.

Mixed revision - 3 jigsaws / domino sets

Submitted by Michael McBride on Wed, 2011-06-29 06:48

Numeracy: General numeracy / maths

Resource type: Tarsia jigsaw

Level: E3, L1, L2

3 different Tarsia puzzles covering a range of topics including: percentages. converting metric measures, addition/subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, time, etc.

Puzzle 1 – set of 24 dominoes (E3-L2)
Puzzle 2 – 24 triangular pieces (forming a hexagonal puzzle). L1-L2
Puzzle 3 – 12 piece ‘oval’ parquet puzzle (made up of 4 squares and 8 triangles).

x3 x5 tables - two triangular jigsaws

Submitted by Susan Lambrou on Sun, 2011-06-26 18:37

Numeracy: N1/E3.5

Resource type: Tarsia jigsaw

Level: E3

Two 16 piece jigsaw puzzles with triangular pieces for learners to match up. Use for revision or as a warm-up activity. One covers the 3 times tables (from 0×3 to 17×3), the other covers the 5 times table in a similar fashion.

Formal and informal language Tarsia jigsaws

Submitted by Jo Collins on Mon, 2011-06-06 19:50

Literacy: Rw/L1.3, Rw/L2.2, Rw/L2.3, Wt/L1.4, Wt/L2.5, Functional English - writing

Resource type: Tarsia jigsaw

Level: L1, L2

Two Tarsia puzzles based around formal and informal language. Guaranteed to prompt discussion as learners solve the puzzles. I suggest that the smaller one (16 piece triangle) is roughly at L1 and the larger on (24 piece hexagon) is at L2. I have duplicated some of my word choices from Imogen Stewart’s excellent ‘Little Britain’ (Language: formal, informal or slang?) resource which was also about formal and informal language (see link below).

L1 metric conversions triangular jigsaw

Submitted by Louise Dillon on Sat, 2011-04-16 10:43

Numeracy: N2/L1.2, MSS1/L1.7

Resource type: Tarsia jigsaw

Level: L1

This 16 piece triangular jigsaw is a great way to practise straightforward metric conversions (click on the picture left for details) and also finding simple fractions of amounts. Covers length, weight and capacity. As usual with Tarsia puzzles, you can choose to print either a standard or large version of the puzzle (select Output – large, i.e. three pieces per A4 sheet).

All Tarsia jigsaws can also be printed out as flashcards / dominoes.
You will need Tarsia Formulator in order to use this resource.

Number words triangular jigsaw

Submitted by Louise Dillon on Sat, 2011-04-16 09:55

Numeracy: N1/E2.2, N1/E3.1

Resource type: Tarsia jigsaw

Level: E2, E3

This 16 piece triangular jigsaw is a great way to practise matching numbers to their written-as-words equivalents. Numbers range from 10 to a million but overall are suitable for E2 and E3. As usual with Tarsia puzzles, you can choose to print either a standard or large version of the puzzle (select Output – large, i.e. three pieces per A4 sheet).

All Tarsia jigsaws can also be printed out as flashcards / dominoes.
You will need Tarsia Formulator in order to use this resource.

x2 x5 x10 tables hexagonal jigsaw

Submitted by Louise Dillon on Thu, 2011-04-14 19:28

Numeracy: N1/E3.5

Resource type: Tarsia jigsaw

Level: E3

A 24 piece jigsaw puzzles with triangular pieces for learners to match up. Use for revision or as a warm-up activity. Covers x2 ×5 and x10 tables.

All Tarsia jigsaws can also be printed out as flashcards / dominoes.
You will need Tarsia Formulator in order to use this resource. See our Good Software – Tarsia Formulator entry for more information about this excellent free educational tool from “Hermitech”:http://www.mmlsoft.com/.

Simple division - triangular jigsaw

Submitted by Debbie Ellis on Tue, 2009-08-11 16:25

Numeracy: N1/L1.5, N1/L1.6

Resource type: Revision material, Tarsia jigsaw, Warm-up

Level: L1

This 16 piece triangular jigsaw is a great way to revise or recap simple division. As usual with Tarsia puzzles, you can choose to print either a standard or large version of the puzzle (select Output – large, i.e. three pieces per A4 sheet).

All Tarsia jigsaws can also be printed out as flashcards / dominoes.
You will need Tarsia Formulator in order to use this resource. See our Good Software – Tarsia Formulator entry for more information about this excellent free educational tool from Hermitech.

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