mazes: workbook 3.1
9x9 and 10x10 mazes
Why maze solving activities are important
Maze solving preserve and sharpen executive functioning skills and visual-motor integration. When we approach a maze our eyes scan it while our brains search for various strategies and apply most promising ones in each particular task.
Mazes stimulate hand-eye coordination and hand/fingers fine-motor control. Solving mazes also contribute to improved patience and frustration tolerance.
Worksheets and activities in this workbook
Mazes in each workbook range from easy to gradually more challenging ones. It is recommended to start with simple mazes, and then work towards more challenging tasks.
Instead of a one-step process we can solve mazes in three steps: first by moving a finger over the path, then by a pencil, and at last with the marker. Solving the same maze task three times allow the required skills and strategies to sink-in better. Another way to make a maze more challenging is solving it in a single stroke without stopping or going back. This way each maze must be first solved in our mind, before drawing the solution on the paper.