I used this as assignment 4 in my original EOC review series, but this can also stand alone as an assignment for factoring fun. This review requires students to factor and solve quadratics in order to solve the puzzle. Students can get competitive during these types of activities which allows for more in depth learning. Please preview my other Algebra I EOC items as well.
Using the puzzle also allows students to check their own work as they go, which encourages more success in the classroom.