This puzzle is designed to be used in an algebra or geometry class. It consists of a page of puzzle details, the student puzzle page, and a key. The student puzzle page is a 4 by 4 grid containing linear equations and solutions. It includes equations requiring one-step, two-steps, distributive property, and dealing with variables on both sides.
The goal is to put the sixteen squares together to form a block letter I by matching the equations and solutions. I usually have students complete the puzzle individually and have them cut out the pieces and glue them onto construction paper. The puzzle could also be printed on card stock and cut apart in preparation for the students. I have included a symbol to go in the upper left corner to give students a place to start and teachers a way to check students' work. A key is provided. Eventhough I ask students to glue down their puzzle, they love getting the feedback about whether they have done it correctly before attaching it to the construction paper.