Fun & engaging way for students to practice factoring expressions! Could be used in math centers, pulled out throughout the year to review factoring or before a test, played as a game, etc... the possibilities are endless!
To be done with a partner! One student operates the fortune teller, while the other student works a selected problem. First, one student chooses a word from the outside of the fortune teller, while the other spells out the chosen word. Next, the student chooses a number with a problem on it, and the other student counts it on the fortune teller. The next time the student chooses a number, that is the expression he/she will factor. After writing the selected expression in factored form, the student checks his/her expression with the partner operating the fortune teller. Answers can be found by raising up the flap of the selected expression. If incorrect, students should correct work and realize their error. Afterwards, partners switch roles, continuing back and forth until all 8 expressions have been factored. I have students fold a piece of notebook paper in half twice to create 4 equal sections in which to show work. I tell students to write down the problems they are working on their paper so they know which expressions they have factored and which ones they have not!