Check out this pattern puzzle for classifying expressions as differences of two squares, GCF, trinomial a=1, trinomial when a is not 1, sum/difference of cubes, and grouping. Students can work individually or in small groups to identify the cards by the type of factoring. You can choose to have the students factor all the cards or only the types your students need additional practice with. This puzzle can be used as bellwork, an exit activity, review, or something when you have a little extra time. It is also great practice for "Drag and Drops" with Common Core. Enjoy!
The Math Lab