Why Math Mazes?
Well, did I mention they are FREE <rofl>… but seriously, these Math Mazes can make a big impact depending on their usage. I love them to continue learning in a fast, quick and almost painless way. These are perfect for a refresher of covered material or as a way to introduce topics, vocabulary and content!
Each Math Maze contains between 8-10 questions and students will work through a maze to complete the activity. Plus, they fit into a 6th or 7th grade classroom seamlessly! Each Math Maze focuses on a different concept and you can access them at my TpT Store: Types of Angles and Types of Polygons.
I know you will find these Math Mazes useful and so will your students. Below is an example from the Types of Angles edition which focuses on the differences between Complementary (two angles with a sum of 90 degrees), Supplementary (two angles with a sum of 180 degrees), Adjacent (two angles that share a vertex) and Vertical angles (two angles that are equivalent) based on an image.
Math Mazes for Fast Finishers
Yes, these will work for your students that need to keep on task while others are working! They are a fun challenge and make for an excellent coloring page. These Math Mazes also have a bit of room for students to take notes and to remember key features. As in the above worksheet, I have provided an example of student friendly notes to remember the differences in angle relationships such as using “Next” as a way to remember what “Adjacent” angles are.
Math Mazes as a Homework Replacement
Again, YES! Students in the middle school level often are assigned WAY too much homework on an average night. With these Math Mazes, homework should take 10-15 minutes (even with coloring!) and you will benefit from an increase in homework completion. I always say work with purpose and 15+ problems are just redundancy making the “practice” meaningless. My students often enjoy these worksheets as a homework replacement because they allow additional time at home to be spent with their family! Not to mention, how the parents of your students will see these worksheets as relevant and attractive to hold the attention spans of our technology focused students!
Math Mazes Release Schedule:
August: Order of Operations
January: Simple Interest
February: Mean, Median, Mode & Range