Maths Teaching

June 2, 2008

C3 Algebraic Fractions

Filed under: A level,algebra,Algebraic fractions,C3,Tarsia — Maths Chick @ 12:34 pm
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Class Activities

SImplifying Fractions

Tarsia sorting cards game. Simplify the fractions – match the question to its answer. Beware – there are 18 question cards and 20 answer cards (the addtional answers are red herrings)

question cards, answer cards.


 Addition and Subtraction of Algebraic Fractions – some examples to start the lesson with.



April 7, 2008


Filed under: Jigsaw,Tarsia,Trigonometry — Maths Chick @ 10:11 am
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Trig Jigsaw made using the Tarsia software – match the sin, cos, tan of an angle to its correct value. Designed to reinforce the inverse trig function on a calculator. Pupils should work in small groups (2 or 3 per group)

Trig Dominoes – 12 pairs of questions and answers on basic trig (finding sides and angles). The dominoes should form a continuous loop, so there are no start or finish cards. Designed for work in small groups.

January 29, 2008

Tarsia Resources

Filed under: C1,games,KS3,KS4,KS5,Sorting cards,Tarsia,Uncategorized — Maths Chick @ 11:00 am

Formulator Tarsia 2.0 is a fantastic piece of freeware that enables you to make games for lessons to be more enjoyable. You can make jigsaws (of all different sizes and shapes), dominoes and sorting cards. It has been made by Hermitech Laboratory and can be downloaded from their website by clicking the link.

Mark McCourt’s Emaths website provides a number of Tarsia resources for topics across the curriculum

Teachers have uploaded their Tarsia games on to the web. Find their pre-made games by clicking on the links below:

Number games – KS3 – KS4

Algebra games – KS3 – KS4

Shape games – KS3

Data Handling games – KS3

A level games – Differentiation

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