Students practice simplifying algebraic expressions by completing a math maze!
They draw arrows to show the path that they took to get from the start of the maze to the exit.
This download contains three different mazes for teachers to use to differentiate their instruction.
Level 1 maze questions were designed for students who are struggling to pick up this concept. Students do few algebraic "moves," including combining like terms and the distributive property, prior to having a simplified expression. In addition, all terms in the expressions are positive. Numbers and the variable "x" are used in these problems.
Level 2 maze questions were designed for the average student. Some algebraic "moves" have to be made in order for the expression to be considered simplified. Numbers and the variable "x" are used in these problems.
Level 3 maze questions were designed for stronger students as an enrichment activity. Many algebraic "moves" have to be made for the student to simplify the expression. In addition to having problems with numbers and the variable x, students will also have "x squared in these problems."
Feel free to click the preview to see how the levels build off one another.
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