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Factoring Polynomials Square Puzzle Activity

I want to highlight this factoring polynomials square puzzle shared by Public Schools of North Carolina in their Resources for Algebra Blackline Masters collection (page 2 of PDF). The file no longer exists online, but an archived version still exists due to the Internet Archive.

factoring polynomials square puzzle activity with math background

These square puzzles are often known as “Tarsia puzzles.” Make sure you cut the pieces apart BEFORE giving them to your students to reassemble since it appears that this puzzle is already in its solved form.

factoring polynomials square puzzle tarsia puzzle

I also recommend checking out this Open Middle Style Factoring Puzzle from this same resource book.