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Simplifying Radicals Puzzle

I found this simplifying radicals puzzle online. It was the perfect practice activity for my trigonometry students to glue in their interactive notebooks. The simplifying radicals square puzzle (or tarsia puzzle) can be found online here. Students cut out the pieces, worked out the problem on each edge in their notebook, and assembled the pieces …

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Evaluating Trig Functions Square Puzzle Activity

I used this evaluating trig functions square puzzle recently with my trigonometry students. We glued our completed puzzles in our interactive notebooks. This puzzle was created and shared by NCTM Illuminations under the name “Trigonometry Square.” While I like the idea of this puzzle, I definitely will need to make a new version to use …

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Multiplying Radicals Square Puzzle Activity

I want to highlight this multiplying radicals square puzzle shared by Public Schools of North Carolina in their Resources for Algebra Blackline Masters collection (page 3 of PDF). The file no longer exists online, but an archived version still exists due to the Internet Archive. These square puzzles are often known as “Tarsia puzzles.” Make …

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Factoring Polynomials Square Puzzle Activity

I want to highlight this factoring polynomials square puzzle shared by Public Schools of North Carolina in their Resources for Algebra Blackline Masters collection (page 2 of PDF). The file no longer exists online, but an archived version still exists due to the Internet Archive. These square puzzles are often known as “Tarsia puzzles.” Make …

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One Variable Inequalities Square Puzzle Activity

I want to highlight this one variable inequalities square puzzle shared by Public Schools of North Carolina in their Resources for Algebra Blackline Masters collection (page 1 of PDF). The file no longer exists online, but an archived version still exists due to the Internet Archive. These square puzzles are often known as “Tarsia puzzles.” …

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