Maths resource of the week 10

Maths resource of the week 10

Each week Craig Barton, creator of, picks out a TES maths resource that has caught his eye and records a short video about it. These videos will attempt to explain why Craig likes the resource, and offer up a few ideas about how it might be used in the classroom. If you have watched the video, downloaded the resource, and then used it in a lesson, it would be fantastic if you could return to this page to share your thoughts and ideas in the Comments section below, or to simply pass on your thanks to the author!

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It will be no surprise to regular visits to TES or my website that I have not been able to resist selecting another Tarsia Jigsaw to be the Secondary Maths Resource of the Week. Like all Tarsias, this resource by chckierirish promotes positive team work amongst students as they work together in a bid to finish the jigsaw. However, I think that this resource is particularly special both in the way it is designed and in its content. There is no specific theme to the questions – hence the title of Maths Facts – and students are presented with posers such as: "how many legs has a chicken?". Now, my students argued vehemently that there was a mistake as they could not find "2", until one of them spotted the card with "10 x 10 – 98" on it. Yes, in this jigsaw questions match with questions, which raises the challenge level significantly. This resource is perfect as a starter, or if you find yourself at a loose end having finished a lesson or a topic early.

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