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Primary Magazine - Issue 54: Maths maze clubs

Created on 12 July 2013 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 06 August 2013 by ncetm_administrator


Primary Magazine Issue 54Image: 'Fibonacci spiral' by Phil Whitehouse, some rights reserved

Maths maze clubs

Mazes offer open-ended problem solving for all ages in an imaginative and creative environment. They develop mathematical logic skills and also require children to memorise quite lengthy sequences of moves in a particular order. The children could create their own mazes for the school playground!

The maze designer Adrian Fisher has created a set of interesting logic mazes called six-minute mazes.

Try out these two examples:

  • Archery Maze
    Start at the red arrow in the black square and find your way to the central target. You can move any distance in the direction indicated. Whenever you stop, you need to change direction as indicated by the arrow on which you land. Quite tricky but do-able!
  • Jumping Maze
    Start at the black square with the ‘1’ on it in the centre of the bottom row. You can jump forwards, sideways, or backwards, but never diagonally, the number of squares indicated by the number on the square. The objective is to find your way to the central square. Clue: try starting at the target and work backwards.

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Page header by Phil Whitehouse, some rights reserved

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