Too Big or Too Small Maze Board?

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Grade(s): 5th 6th 7th 8th

Too Big or Too Small Maze Board?

Students practice decimal operations as they navigate a maze and attempt to calculate the greatest value.
Material:
  • Pencils
  • Calculator (optional)
  • Maze handout

Task Instruction

Maze Playing Board:
  • Move down or sideways (never up) through the maze from Start to Finish. You may not retrace any steps.
  • Begin with a value of 100 on your calculator. As you cross a segment, perform the indicated operation on your calculator.
The goal is to choose a path that results in the largest value when you reach Finish. too big or too small main image

Reference

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