To put this puzzle together, students match the first four terms of the sequence with the explicit formula for the arithmetic sequence.
Students can work independently or with a partner to put together this Tarsia puzzle. The best part about this activity is there is no prep for you as a teacher! The printable version is not the solution, so the students can cut the pieces out themselves and put it together.
I usually print on colored card stock, but you could also laminate if you’d like to reuse from class to class. Or, (I’ve never done this but I think it would be fun) you could try to print it really big and make a huge puzzle to put together to display in the hallway!