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This activity can be given to one student, a pair of students, or a group of students to give them additional practice with factoring quadratic expressions. This activity contains a 16 and a 20 card set. Cut apart the cards and then students put the puzzle back together by matching the sides of the squares. Both the 16 card set and the 20 card set have two forms. The one is simplified by removing the extra equations from the outside edges of the puzzle. The other puzzle contains expressions or equations along the outside, but they do not match with any of the other edges.
Check the puzzle by looking for a hidden phrase to be spelled out.
1. One puzzle would have answers on every edge of every piece.
2. One puzzle would have not answers or questions along the outside edges of the puzzle.
3. Replace the four corners only of the puzzle 1 and leave all the other pieces in place. This will make it easier for students to locate the four corners.
4. Replace the 8 outside middle pieces from puzzle 1 with the 8 outside middle pieces of puzzle 2. This will make it easier than puzzle 1.
Since the two 16 piece and the two 20 piece puzzles have the same questions you can make these switches between the two puzzles to differentiate the lesson.
The quadratic expressions used on the 16 card set are different from the quadratics used on the 20 card set.
This package is a combination of the two packages Factoring Quadratic Expressions 16 Matching Cards and Factoring Quadratic Expressions 20 Matching Cards at a reduced price.