Tagged: Tarsia

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Tarsia Whole Class Puzzles

Regular readers of this blog will know what a big fan I am of Tarsia puzzles. If you don’t know what Tarsia puzzles are just visit this page on Craig Barton’s blog for a full explanation of how to get the free software and lots of pre-made puzzles to download. Until recently I had just used Tarsia puzzles as an...

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Highest Common Factor Domino Puzzle

With pupils on the lower end of the attainment spectrum I like to teach calculation of the highest common factor of a pair of numbers by the method of writing out the factors of each number, highlighting the common ones and then choosing the highest. I find this more successful than teaching them to use prime factorisation. Whilst this has...