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Maths Mazes (Place Value)

Teach Starter Publishing
Word, PDF | 3 pages | Years: 3 - 5

Determine the correct paths through each maze using knowledge of place value.

A-Maze-ing Place Value Worksheets

Looking for a place value worksheet like no other? Well, you have stumbled upon the right resource. 

This fun take on usual place value activities will have your students intrigued and wanting to do more!

Students will navigate through the cute little town collecting coins to form three numbers. Each path must result in a number that meets specific directions:

  • Path 1: the largest number possible
  • Path 2: a jumbled place value description
  • Path 3: the smallest number possible.

The resource includes three versions of the maze:

  • Maze 1: 3-digit numbers
  • Maze 2: 4-digit numbers
  • Maze 3: 5-digit numbers.

Answer pages are included with your download to make marking fast and easy!

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding  

In addition to individual student work time, use this worksheet as a:

Students who need extra support can be given the first maze or download the Microsoft Word version of this resource and edit the task to suit their needs.

Task students who embrace an extra challenge with completing the third maze and making their own using the editable version.

Easily Download & Print

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or Microsoft Word version of this resource. 

Turn this teaching resource into a sustainable activity by printing on cardboard and slipping it into a write-and-wipe sleeve. Students can record their answers with a whiteboard marker, then erase and reuse.

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This resource was created by Melissa McLaren, a Teach Starter Collaborator.

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