For this activity, I cut up the half sheets and post them randomly around my room. The bottom of each half-sheet is an equation that students will need to factor, and the top of the half-sheet is the previous problem’s answer. I give students the answer doc and they can start at whatever half sheet they’re closest to. Once they write the answer down, they search for the answer on a different half sheet, write down the mathematician and complete the new problem.
Students need to know how to factor quadratics with A not equal to 1, factor higher order polynomials (ie cubics, quartics), factor by grouping, and factor a difference of squares. There are a total of 12 problems.