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# Comparing Integers – Math Mazes

• Updated:  02 Jun 2023

Compare positive and negative numbers while you work your way through this set of math mazes.

• Non-Editable:  PDF

• Pages:  1 Page

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teaching resource

# Comparing Integers – Math Mazes

• Updated:  02 Jun 2023

Compare positive and negative numbers while you work your way through this set of math mazes.

• Non-Editable:  PDF

• Pages:  1 Page

Compare positive and negative numbers while you work your way through this set of math mazes.

## Comparing Integers Worksheet

In 6th-grade mathematics, integers are whole numbers that can be positive, negative, or zero. The set of integers includes the numbers {…, -3, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, 3, …}. Students will typically learn about the properties and operations of integers, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. They will also learn about the order of operations (PEMDAS/GEMDAS) and using absolute value to represent the distance of an integer from zero on the number line. Additionally, they will learn about using integers in real-world situations, such as measuring temperature or money. In 6th grade, students will continue to build their understanding of integers as they prepare for more advanced mathematical concepts in later grades.

One skill that they will work on is comparing integers. Teach Starter has created a set of math mazes for your students to complete as they practice comparing positive and negative numbers. With this set of math mazes, students will practice comparing whole number integers as they work their way through a set of 3 mazes.

## Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding

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

• Guided math groups
• Lesson warm-up
• Lesson wrap-up
• Fast finishers
• Homework assignment
• Whole-class review (via smartboard)

For students who need a bit of a challenge, encourage students to change values so that a dead-end path leads to the correct answer.

If students need a bit of support, invite them to reference previous assignments, posters, anchor charts, and assignments. Provide students with a number line with positive and negative integers to help them with this activity. Additionally, this activity can be completed in a small group or one-on-one setting.

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 color in the correct path with a whiteboard marker, then erase and reuse them.

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

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