Cardinal and ordinal number jigsaw
A Simple and straightforward 16 piece jigsaw that makes a great group activity. Cardinal and ordinal numbers are matched with number words to form a triangle. This puzzle constructs sequentially, i.e. the word ‘one’ is at the triangle’s apex, matching with 1, then two, underneath it and so on up to 10 in cardinals and 8th in ordinals (this makes it a lot easier for preEntry learners to see how the triangle is constructed).
Andrea suggests: “Distribute the pieces at random around the group (sitting round a table). Ask learners to identify the numbers on their pieces to match with spoken words as they appear in the gradually growing triangle in the centre of the table. My learners were enthralled watching the big triangle ‘grow’ from the little triangles”.
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.