# Golden mazes

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**Description: **Pupils investigate what effect the route taken through a series of mazes has on the number of gold coins that can be collected.

**Suitability:** Pupils working at all levels; individuals or pairs.

**Time:** Up to 1 hour

**Equipment:** Squared or dotty paper, coins/counters/multi-link cubes, calculator

**Key mathematical language:** Odd/even, parity, path, sum, maximum, conjecture, proof