So many great new things that I have
discovered been made aware of since I have entered the mathblogosphere and this is my new favorite one – Tarsia Puzzles. Yay – I had never heard of such a thing either, although after researching them I had seen a couple of them before and had actually printed one off of the internet a couple years ago for my kids to do, but I never knew how easy they were to make. Here is a pic from pinterest until my kids actually do a puzzle tomorrow. What I like is that I am able to differentiate the problems that I give the students based on the puzzle I give. I’m going to make at least 3 and have each on its own color.
The link where you can download this great software FOR FREE can be found here. And you can find some pre-made tarsia puzzles at Mr. Barton’s page. Only bad thing is there isn’t a MAC version yet. : ( So looks like all of this work will be done at home.
I will update with how the activities go after we actually do them tomorrow. I’m so excited.