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Absolute Value Mazes

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 1 page | Grades: 6

Calculate the absolute value of rational numbers while finding your way through this set of 3 math mazes.

Looking for a Twist on Absolute Value Worksheets?

With this math worksheet bundle, students will work their way through 3 different mazes. To find their way through each maze, students will determine the absolute value of the number within a rectangle and follow the patch with the correct answer. Students can shade the path with colored pencils, crayons, etc. But watch out! Some dead ends are waiting for your students in some of the mazes. Students will not only practice finding the absolute value of whole numbers, but decimals and fractions as well.

If you are looking to incorporate a little competitive fun into your classroom, consider assigning this resource to a pair of students. When someone says, “Go!” students can race each other through the maze and check their answers at the end with the provided answer key.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

In addition to independent student work time, use this worksheet as an activity for:

For students who need a bit of a challenge, encourage them to create their own math maze. Consider removing the numbers from the editable version so students can use the blank template.

If there are students who need a bit of support, encourage them to reference previous assignments, posters, or anchor charts as a means of reference. Additionally, this worksheet can be completed in a 1-on-1 setting or with a small group of students.

🖨️ Easily Download & Print

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or editable Google Slides version of this resource. 

Because this resource includes an answer sheet, we recommend you print one copy of the entire file. Then, make photocopies of the blank worksheet for students to complete. 

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

Additionally, project the worksheet onto a screen and work through it as a class by having students record their answers in their notebooks. 

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This resource was created by Cassandra Friesen, a teacher in Colorado and Teach Starter Collaborator. 


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