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Too Big or Too Small Maze Board?

Students practice decimal operations as they navigate a maze and attempt to calculate the greatest value.


  • Pencils
  • Calculator (optional)
  • Maze handout

Task Instructions

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.


© 2008 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics