Tarsias have been used for years but they were firstly introduced to me by a colleague @mrhynesgeog when I was an NQT. They have become a great go to revision activity and can be used for a number of different ways
With Tarsia Wars, I use it as a competitive way to recap a topic in revision – students simply sort the cut up Tarsia pieces into either a shape or hexagon shape. The Tarsia itself contains a range questions, quotes, statistics, sentences and pictures which need to be matched up to form the shape.
The tarsia then can be used for a number of things:
- Card Sort (categorisation e.g positives and negatives of the economic boom)
- Essay Planning (used to answer a gcse question)