# {FREE} Multiply Decimals Mystery Maze: DIGITAL Activity

Need a quick, paperless option that will engage your students as they practice multiplying decimals? Try this self-checking, digital multiply decimals activity for google sheets!

I used to be (and often still am) a very paper-and-pencil, hands-on tools kind of teacher. Partly because the thought of using online or digital activities was overwhelming for me–something new to learn?? Who has time for that!? And partly because I think there tends to be too much reliance on technology and thinking that it somehow provides a *magical solution* for students who struggle in math. The truth is there is no magical solution. Just good teaching from human teachers who put in the hard work, and from students who do the hard work to grow and learn.

But I have found that there can definitely still be benefits to online, digital activities and they can add another layer of fun and engagement for students. PLUS–they can be a huge time saver for the teacher! It’s a win-win situation! That’s the goal with this digital multiply decimals activity: to provide a fun practice challenge for students & a no-prep, self-checking time saver for teachers. ðŸ™‚

## Mystery Maze: Digital Multiply Decimals Activity

This digital activity is designed for google sheets. In order to share it with students, you will make a copy for yourself in your google drive. Then you can share that with your students in Google Classroom.

This activity provides practice multiplying decimals to the tenths place.

To begin, students are given a mixed up maze. To rearrange the maze so they can find their way through, they must correctly evaluate each multiplication expression.

To start, they multiply each decimal expression to determine the solution. They then type the solution into the answer box to check it.

A correct solution will turn the box green and the pieces of the maze will move. An incorrect solution will turn the box red, indicating they need to try again.

Once all solutions are correct, students will be able to find their way through the maze to determine the secret 4-digit code.

The 4-digit code unlocks maze #2! (A second sheet will appear at the bottom of the google sheets page)

At that point, students can begin to work on maze 2 in the same way.

Use this as a simple, no-prep sub plans activity or as a review before a quiz or test.

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## Multiple Layers of Fun:

One thing I love about this activity is there are multiple layers to it. Students will likely be anxious to solve the maze. But since it’s all mixed up, there’s no way to find a path through the maze without completing the decimal multiplication practice!

But they aren’t simply trying to find a path through the maze. They also need to figure out the secret code as they move through the maze!

Once they have the secret code, they unlock a new maze. Then again, they can’t solve the maze without doing the math. ðŸ˜‰

I hope this unique digital activity provides a fun challenge for your students, and also a bit of a break for you. There’s no prep, no grading, no stress! Enjoy!

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