Tarsia Jigsaw Puzzle Activity

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Tenth- and eleventh-grade students in Mrs. Mignella's Algebra 2 classes worked in groups to complete tarsia jigsaw puzzles. This activity promotes group work and discussion and give students the opportunity to work together with rational expressions. The students practiced simplifying, multiplying, and dividing rational expressions. Mrs. Mignella created the puzzles so that the rational expressions provided different levels of difficulty. The students worked as a team to help each other perform the mathematical operations and find the solutions.