Two Tarsia puzzles requiring students to factorise various quadratic expressions or expand brackets. The pieces go together end to end forming a circular chain when completed.
Puzzle 1 consists of expressions of the form x^2 + bx +c, while puzzle 2 increases the difficulty level by using expressions of the form ax^c + bx + c.
Answers to both puzzles are included
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Algebra Practice Bundle - Maths Jigsaw Puzzles
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Quadratic factorising and solving bundle
A collection of Tarsia chain puzzles covering factorisation and solving of quadratic equations and completing the square.
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