This matching game contains 12 factoring questions. I like to print the questions cards on one color of paper and the answer cards on a different color. This helps students recognize which cards are questions and which cards are answers.
In order to factor these polynomials students must be able to factor using:
-Factoring when a=1
-Factoring when a>1
-Factor by grouping
-Difference of 2 squares
-Sum/Difference of 2 cubes
Included in this file are:
-one page of question cards (12 questions)
-one page of answer cards
-student worksheet to record answers
I like to laminate my question and answer cards so that I can continue to reuse them. I also have students record their work and answers on the worksheet, to make sure students are actually factoring and not working every problem in reverse.
To use this activity:
Students must pair the question card with the correct answer card. You could also use this to create a scavenger hunt! Instead of giving students all the question cards and answer cards, give them only the question cards. After they solve the question, they have to find the answer in the classroom. You could have the answer cards hanging around the room, or even hidden like an easter egg hunt! This also helps make sure students are actually factoring the polynomials, rather than taking the answers and working backwards.