A Tarsia activity on Fractions. These type of activities can be used to consolidate understanding of a given topic, and foster positive group work and co-operative learning. For more ideas on how to use these types of activities (including twists!) and to download the latest version of the wonderful free software to open this resource (and create your own), just click on the web-link. If you have any comments, or spot any (non deliberate!) mistakes, please share them below. Many thanks to all the teachers who have helped me assemble these Tarsias over the years.
Pressing the blue button will randomly create a set of green and purple coloured rectangles. The total number of both colours form the denominator of a fraction so the class can then discuss what the numerator is. Useful for working out equivalent fractions too.
There are 4 sets of questions (Number, Algebra, Shape, Data) which are mainly A and A* (with some lower grade questions from topics which students struggle with, e.g. percentages, constructions). PLEASE REVIEW / COMMENT. Students work in pairs or small groups to answer the questions. When they finish a question they get it marked and if it is correct they are given cash to the value of the question. There are bank notes which you can put your school name and pictures of your teachers on. The team with the most money at the end could be given a prize.
A mixture of missing angle and side length questions for higher students (Pythagoras, Trigonometry, Sine and Cosine Rules). A flow chart is included to help students to decide how to determine the unknowns.<br />
Print on coloured paper and laminate for repeated use. To easily differentiate, ask students to sort triangles into groups according the formula needed & work from left to right on the flow chart. <br />
Questions collected from a variety of on-line sources.<br />
Don't forget to check my other resources for more topics!
Four to five lessons worth of work on vectors. Tasks include: determining column vectors from drawn vectors, drawing vectors from column vectors, finding resultant vectors, vector arithmetic, determining the magnitude of vectors, solving vector equations, solving vector simultaneous equations and working with position vectors.