The final week of math awareness month at one elementary school saw students use strategy with math mazes.
Students stepped and hopped through life sized mazes set up on the cafeteria floor at Brown Station Elementary.
Gaithersburg math content coach Tamara Hewlett worked with teachers across grade levels to develop a month of math activities. The final week ended with dress up days and strategic thinking mazes.
“[We gave them] challenging math problems that would require them to stretch their thinking,” Hewlett said.
The mazes were online, and another teacher taped them to the floor. For one maze, students had to get from one end to the other by only turning right. The other mazes has students landing on numbered squares and hopping the number of squares.
“It’s good to see the kids really stopping and taking a second to look at the strategy to use and the reasoning and the thinking,” Hewlett said. “It’s good to see the discovery on their faces.”