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Comparing Integers – Maths Mazes

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 1 page | Years: 6 - 7

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

Comparing Integers Worksheet

In Year 6 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 (BODMAS/BIDMAS) and using absolute value to represent the distance of an integer from zero on the number line. Additionally, they will learn about the use of integers in real-world situations, such as measuring temperature or money. In Year 6, students will continue to build their understanding of integers as they prepare for more advanced mathematical concepts in later years.

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 how to compare positive and negative numbers. With this set of maths mazes, students will practice comparing whole number integers as they work their way through a set of 3 mazes.

An answer key is included with your download to make marking fast and easy!  

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

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

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 there are students who need a bit of support, invite them to reference previous assignments posters and assignments. Provide students with a number line that has both 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.

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This resource was created by Cassandra Friesen, a Teach Starter Collaborator. 


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