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Quadratic Formula Tangram Puzzle

I was inspired by Journal Wizard to create a Quadratic Formula Tangram Puzzle for my Algebra 2 students to glue in their interactive notebooks.

square tangram puzzle with mathematical background.

To create the tangram puzzle, I printed a tangram square, wrote my message on top, cut the puzzle apart, and copied the pieces for my students to cut apart and glue in their notebooks.

quadratic formula tangram puzzle interactive notebook

I apologize for not having a printable version of this puzzle to share with you.

quadratic formula tangram puzzle interactive notebook

After gluing in the formula, we did a quadratic formula example to keep in our notebooks.

In subsequent years, I added a bit of color coding!

quadratic formula tangram puzzle interactive notebook page algebra inb
quadratic formula printed on post-it note.


Looking for more quadratic formula teaching resources? This activity is featured in my collection of Fun Quadratic Formula Activities. You’ll find 12 more creative ideas for teaching the quadratic formula to your high school math students.

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Wednesday 20th of April 2016

Sarah... this is so great lol

Sarah Carter (@mathequalslove)

Friday 22nd of April 2016



Wednesday 1st of April 2015

Bam. You're awesome. My 8th graders quietly sat (they never quietly sit) and put their tangram together, glued it in their notebooks. I gave them the quadratic formula page on the way out the door. It's for bonus points. They will all know it by Monday. Thanks for taking the time to publish all of this!


Friday 3rd of April 2015

Thanks Bridgett! Glad to hear this worked for you and your students!


Thursday 12th of March 2015

I learned it to the tune of "hail to the victors", the university of Michigan's fight song. This is especially odd as I grew up just outside of Columbus, OH, basically in the backyard of Ohio State.

Sarah Carter (@mathequalslove)

Wednesday 25th of March 2015

Very cool!

Michelle Bailer

Wednesday 4th of March 2015

My students loved this lesson! The song they wanted to memorize was the adaption from Adele's "Rolling in the deep". They even wanted to perform the song in front of the school for extra credit!


Wednesday 1st of October 2014

Rock star!

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