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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!
This riddle worksheet includes 16 problems where students factor trinomials with a leading coefficient. By solving the problems, students get the answer to the joke: "why was the cat so small?" (answer: Because it only drank condensed milk).
I also included some resources I use in my class to teach factoring these trinomials which you can use if you like.