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Mazes, Corn Mazes, Shapes, and Navigation


Grades: All

Discuss the concept of a maze with your students, why they are fascinating, and the kinds of materials in which human-navigated mazes are constructed. Examine corn maze websites and discuss the most common shapes in which corn mazes are created. Ask how navigating through a maze compares to daily navigation through streets of a community. Before visiting a corn maze with your students, obtain a map of the maze. Time how long it takes the whole group (or smaller teams of students) to find the center, and discuss the challenges involved.