Celebrate Cinco de Mayo and solve systems of equations!
Challenge your students with a jigsaw puzzle for an engaging way to practice linear systems.
The squares have 17 different systems that need to be solved. When the systems are solved, your students find the matching coordinate pairs and line them up. The puzzle will only go together one way, for a self-checking experience.
Answers are included, as well as several modes for student work (with the same 17 problems to solve). The answers are integer pairs (positive and negative). You can assign a method for solving or allow students to solve any way they choose.
Each square prints to 3.5 x 3.5, depending on your printer. The completed puzzle is around 12" x 15" (dependent on your square sizes since the solution is a 4 x 3 array of pieces). The pieces are a great size to fit on a desk and to allow students to work together.
This activity is great for review, intervention or just use it as a project to get students off-the-worksheet treadmill.
Have fun celebrating Cinco de Mayo with systems of linear equations!