Practice solving one-step equations with whole numbers, decimals, and mixed numbers while working through a set of 3 math mazes.
Looking for a One-Step Equations Worksheet? Try a Maze Instead!
So what exactly are one-step equations? One-step equations can be solved in just one step, usually by applying a single arithmetic operation. The goal is to find the value of the unknown variable that satisfies the equation.
Examples of one-step equations include:
x + 4 = 9
2y – 5 = 11
3z + 8 = 17
To solve a one-step equation, you need to isolate the variable on one side of the equation by performing the same operation on both sides of the equation. For example, to solve the equation x + 4 = 9, you would subtract 4 from both sides of the equation, giving you x = 5.
If you are looking for an activity to help your students with this skill, you have come to the right place!
With this set of mazes, students can practice solving one-step equations that use addition and subtraction with a single variable. Students will complete operations with whole numbers, decimals, and mixed numbers to work their way through each math maze.
An answer key is included with your download to make grading fast and easy!
Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding
In addition to independent student work time, use this worksheet as an activity for:
- Guided math groups
- Lesson wrap-up
- Fast finishers
- Homework assignment
- Whole-class review (via smartboard)
For students who need a bit of a challenge, consider using the editable version and deleting out the contents. Students can then create their own maze and trade it with a classmate.
For students who need additional support, consider providing graph paper to help with lining up decimals or a multiplication chart to help with basic math facts.
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 and then erase and reuse them.
This resource was created by Cassandra Friesen, a teacher in Colorado and a Teach Starter Collaborator.
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