Use basic math to reveal the solution to a puzzle
The secret map is a puzzle that uses numbers and directions to lead the student to the correct goal. In each scenario, you start at the center of the map and move in four directions a particular distance. The directions are given, but the distances come from solving math problems. This is a great exercise for kids who have trouble remembering to check their work. If they get sloppy and move the wrong way, their path will be thrown off and they might not land on a valid destination. This forces them to go back and check their work, and sometimes perform a lot of erasing.