Provide your precalculus students with plenty of practice converting between angle measures in degrees and radians with this degrees and radians tarsia matching puzzle. I was on a mission this past school year to work on adding more creative practice activities to my precalculus course. When we started our unit on angles, I decided that …

# Tarsia Puzzles

Give your students plenty of practice evaluating trig functions with this fun tarsia puzzle. In this activity, students must use either their knowledge of special right triangles or the unit circle in order to evaluate each function and match the corresponding pieces to build a triangle. For years, I tried to use a similar evaluating …

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 …

I found a scientific notation square puzzle activity (also known as a tarsia puzzle) online. I printed these out on different colors of paper and laminated them. The different colors of paper strategy is a trick I learned this summer at the OCTM conference. One of the speakers said that she prints activities …

I used this logarithm tarsia puzzle (also know as a square puzzle) with my Algebra 2 students. We glued our finished results in our Algebra 2 interactive notebooks. I originally found the file for this logarithm puzzle online, but it seems like it has been taken down. I am uploading it below. If this is …

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 liked the idea of this puzzle, my students struggled with the fact that there were too many …

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 The file no longer exists online, but an archived version still exists due to the Internet Archive.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 …

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 …

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.” …