Warm-up

Any resource that is particularly good for the start of a lesson

Synonyms hexagonal jigsaw

Submitted by Andrea McCulloch on Mon, 2007-11-12 17:18

Literacy: Rw/L2.3

Resource type: Tarsia jigsaw, Warm-up

Level: E3, L1, L2

A 24 piece jigsaw where pairs or small groups of learners must correctly match synonyms on triangular pieces in order to complete the hexagonal puzzle. Makes a great ice breaker or starter activity for pairs or small groups. Although synonyms are only covered at level 2 of the SfL curriculum this puzzle is also great for improving the vocabulary of E3-L1 learners.

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

Purpose of text hexagonal jigsaw

Submitted by Andrea McCulloch on Wed, 2007-10-17 17:18

Literacy: Rt/L1.2

Resource type: Tarsia jigsaw, Warm-up

Level: L1

An original and thought provoking 24 piece hexagonal jigsaw puzzle where pairs or small groups of learners must match examples of text (e.g. novel, board game rules, bus timetable) to their main purpose (e.g. descriptive, instructional, informative, persuasive). Use for revision or as an ice breaker or starter activity. Guaranteed to create promote discussion as learners solve puzzle.

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

Halloween ratios

Submitted by Judith White on Wed, 2007-10-10 17:18

Numeracy: N1/L1.7, N1/L2.3

Free tags: Recipe, Halloween

Context: Catering Food Nutrition

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Warm-up, Worksheet or assignment

Halloween ratios for topical practice (makes a great starter activity) plus a free Halloween cakes recipe!

Times tables jigsaws

Submitted by Dave Clapham on Thu, 2007-08-16 17:18

Numeracy: N1/E3.5, N1/L1.5

Resource type: Tarsia jigsaw, Warm-up

Level: E3, L1

Times tables jigsaws are two 24 piece jigsaw puzzles with triangular pieces for learners to match up. Use for revision or as a warm-up activity. Covers tables from x1 to x12. two versions available – each with different questions.

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.

Equivalent fractions - mixed numbers jigsaw

Submitted by Dave Clapham on Thu, 2007-08-16 17:18

Numeracy: N2/L1.1, N2/E3.2, N2/L2.4

Resource type: Tarsia jigsaw, Warm-up

Level: E3, L1, L2

Equivalent fractions – mixed numbers jigsaw is a 16 piece square jigsaw puzzle for learners to match up various numbers of halves and quarters to their equivalents. Use for revision or as a warm-up activity.

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.

Fractions of quantities and measures jigsaw

Submitted by Dave Clapham on Thu, 2007-08-16 17:18

Numeracy: Fractions, N2/L1.2

Resource type: Tarsia jigsaw, Warm-up

Level: L1

A 16 piece triangular jigsaw puzzle for learners to match up questions on fractions of money, measures (and pizza!) to the correct answers. Use for revision or as a warm-up activity.

All Tarsia jigsaws can also be printed out as flashcards / dominoes.
See our Good Software – Tarsia Formulator entry for more information about this excellent free educational tool from Hermitech.

Numeracy: N2/L1.3, N2/L2.2

Resource type: Tarsia jigsaw, Warm-up

Level: L1, L2

Equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages hexagonal jigsaw is a 24 piece jigsaw puzzle with triangular pieces for learners to match up. Use for revision or as a warm-up activity.

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.

Aim Higher

Submitted by Sarah Richards on Thu, 2007-07-19 16:24

Numeracy: N1/E3.3, N1/E3.5, N1/L1.5, N1/L1.6

Resource type: Warm-up

Level: E3, L1

Aim Higher makes a great starter activity. Covers mental maths and written maths with the four operations and can be extended to cover BIDMAS (order of operations). Needs standard dice and dice (or cards) with mathematical symbols (see our useful links page for a good supplier of mathematical dice). Designed by Anne Pender, Diana Hookway and Louise Rowell (Level 2 learners at Abingdon & Witney College) and Sarah Richards (who provided the dice!)

What do we recycle?

Submitted by Judith White on Tue, 2007-06-19 17:18

Numeracy: HD1/L2.1

Context: News, Politics &Government items

Level: L2

Resource type: Warm-up

Makes a great group starter activity. Focuses on a topical pie chart but also covers large numbers, rounding and percentages.

Matching capacities

Submitted by Kate Hart on Tue, 2007-03-27 17:18

Numeracy: MSS1/E2.7, MSS1/E3.7

Resource type: Interactive whiteboard, Warm-up

Level: E2, E3

Quick matching activity (makes a good starter and would also work well displayed on large screen).

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