For the second Made 4 Math Monday I created a Tarsia Math Puzzle to share that is a review of binomial factors and polynomial equations. Tarsia puzzles are great review activities for students in which students match up pieces of a puzzle with math problems to another piece with their answers. Tarsia puzzles are self-checking because once put together they form a completely new shape than the original shape students receive from their teachers. Hermitech Labs is where you can download the Tarsia puzzle creator for free. (You will find the Tarsia download towards the bottom of the page. You might also have to download the program in order to open the puzzle I attached.) I like to have students work in small groups to solve a Tarsia puzzle together, showing their work on the puzzle pieces themselves.
There are other formats that you can use for each Tarsia puzzle that you create. For example, I like to use the Tarsia Table Forms for "I Have- Who Has?" classroom activities. While I never like to over do any specific classroom activity, Tarsia is one that I use at least 2-3 times every year. The puzzles are nice activities to leave for substitutes or to have around for those days when you need something to spice things up in the classroom.