These mazes are a great way to practice skip counting. There is one sheet for each number, two through fifteen. Students have to find fifteen numbers in each maze. This helps them learn their multiplication facts to 15. (2 x 15) (3 x 15) Great for the new CC math memory work.
Have you tried Do-A-Dot Markers?
We love them. My little ones love using them when we do letter hunts. We use them to create letters, for counting activities, and for crafts.
But today, my older boys are getting in the action.
As another way to practice their skip counting I’ve created mazes, and we are working through them with our Do-A-Dot Markers.
This is day three of my five-day series on skip counting. You can get the other activities here!
Prep- work for Skip Counting Mazes
This is literally a no prep activity.
- First, print off the skip counting mazes on regular copy paper.
- Finally, gather up Do-A-Dot markers and you are done. Markers or crayons will work too!
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How to Use:
Unless you children are masters at skip counting I would recommend doing this with them. It is a great chance for you to work with them, and help them at any struggling points.
(And if you have mommy brain like me, you may want to grab a piece of paper and write down where they are struggling. This way you know where you need to go back and work!)
The number they are skip counting by is at the top of the page, so the first step is to find that number in the maze. (It will be at the top!)
Next, the children begin reciting the skip counting pattern and look for the numbers they are saying. When they find the next number they dot it, and then begin looking for the following number. Just as a hint, the next number will not be diagonal. The number that comes next will always be up or down, or to the left or right.
They will have to count up 15 times before they finally reach the delicious looking cupcake at the end of the maze!
And of course, if you don’t have Do-A-Dot Markers they can always use a marker to find their way through the skip counting maze.
Enjoy skip counting with your children through the mazes of numbers!
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