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It is a riddle worksheet where students have an answer bank and they use that to solve a (slightly cheesy) joke. Kids like this activities because they make the math meaningful, and FUN, and teachers like them because the answer bank gives students a tool to self-assess.
Because of answer banks for students and answer sheets for adults, this activity is great for homeschool and special ed students too!
Students match 12 3rd degree polynomials in standard form to their factored solution in this worksheet by factoring each by grouping the first 2 and last 2 terms. In the process, they solve the (potentially offensive) riddle - what do you call a fat psychic - A four chin teller. This is excellent practice for students who need to make sure they are doing this process correctly.