The class is split into groups of four students. These are called home groups. Each student in the home group is given a research or ‘find out’ brief. The classroom is resourced with a variety of resources into a number of task areas.
Students visit the relevant task areas for a specific time and then must report back to the home group where a presentation is prepared. When each member of the group has reported back the jigsaw is complete. Students then communicate what they have learnt about their research to the rest of the class in sequence.