Math Mazes have been around for a while, and the reason is...they work. It is not just another random worksheet to hand to your students. A math maze presents each child with a fun and exciting activity for them to work through as they practice their math skills, and Qwizy's Math Mazes guarantee each of your students will be working on a different maze thereby guaranteeing individual work. Let's take a look at why these creations work so well in Math class.
First, we should note that most students love doing mazes! Once you try this activity in your classroom you will notice students who typically do not jump into their math assignments right away are trying out the maze paths to see if they can make it to the end. This is mainly due to the fact that the barrier to entry is fairly low for a maze. The students are presented with only a few options for the first answer, so even if they are struggling with the math you will see most students can reason their way through the first problem and then continue on in this manner as they progress through the maze.
This easy of transitioning between the problems allows for the students to get lots of practice on one concept, which is what most teachers dream of happening in their classrooms. The fact that your students will challenge themselves to finish the maze and see if they can get to the end will be what makes them work through all 15 problems even before they notice they are doing it. Additionally, Qwizy's Math Mazes come with 160 different maze paths for your students to work through. This means each students could potentially be working through different problems at different times, thus allowing for independent work.
Finally, a maze path is very easy for teachers to check. A quick visual glance at the paper allows for you to see if any students are struggling with the activity and allows for more time to be spent correcting the misconceptions you are seeing rather than spending more time grading the assignments.
These Maze Sets, sold on TPT, contain 160 unique Maze Activity Pages, 5 Sets of 15 Questions all randomly shuffled up with 32 different paths, for you and your students. You can choose to use them however you want, either print them out as hard copies or use them digitally for distance learning with Google. (All Maze sets come with step-by-step instructions for how teachers and students can utilize them via Google Classroom and/or Google Drive.)
Let’s check out some of Qwizy’s Math Maze Sets:
Matrix Operations Maze Activity Sets are the perfect activity for your students to sharpen their understanding of Matrix Operations! Students will practice the addition, subtraction, and scalar multiplication of matrices ranging in dimension from 1 to 4.
Simplifying Radical Expressions Maze Activity Sets are the perfect activity for your students to sharpen their understanding of reducing Radicals. Students are asked to simplify Radicals expressions with and without variables either individually or as radicals being multiplied and divided by each other.
Derivatives: Chain Rule Maze Activity Sets are the perfect activity for your students to sharpen their understanding of the Chain Rule! Problems are created from the composition of functions with positive, negative, and rational exponents for the students to differentiate. (The only prior knowledge required is the Power Rule)
Integrals: Exponents and Logs Maze Activity Sets are the perfect activity for your students to sharpen their understanding of Exponential and Logarithmic Integrals! Functions include exponentials with base e and other constants in addition to natural logarithms for the students to integrate using Exponential and Logarithmic Rules and u-substitution.
Multiplying Fractions #2 Maze Activity Sets are the perfect activity for your students to sharpen their understanding of the multiplication of positive fractions! Students will be asked to evaluate the product of expressions containing proper and improper fractions between 1 and 4 in addition to Mixed Numbers. (Note: If you would like the Mixed Numbers to be excluded, you should check out our Multiplying Positive Fractions Level 1 Pixel Art)
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