This product is a fun and self-checking way of reviewing factoring methods and the solving of polynomials by factoring.
The back story for the 1 or 2 day activity, is that a number of priceless pictures have been turned into puzzles and locked away with a combination that only Algebra Scholars can decipher. By factoring the given polynomials and following the clues, the priceless picture puzzle can be retrieved and put back together.
I used it with my Algebra 2 juniors after the factoring lesson in the textbook. They needed a little more practice with factoring and I needed to know how much they knew, and we were all bored with the tired old drill and practice provided in the text book.
The packet includes the problems, the puzzles and an answer key, and the activity supports common core standards.