Jigsaws

Contact Katharine Hutchinson for further information about this technique

This technique is particularly useful if you need students to remember a diagram/image.

Draw/find a copy of the diagram/image that you want students to remember, or get them to draw it / bring in a copy. This can be printed on top of a base layer of jigsaw pieces or you can just get students to cut out the pieces randomly. I suggest you use card, rather than paper, for durability. It is a good idea to get students to put their initials on the back of their set of cards just in case any get mixed up with other sets!

Challenge students to recreate the diagram/image from the pieces as quickly as they can.

Here is a file containing a ‘base layer’ that you could use.

Alternatively, you could add the diagram/image to www.jigsawplanet.com and it will create the puzzle for you.

Jigsaw