# A Maze’N Math

## About A Maze’N Math

“A Maze’N Math” is a dynamic and challenging educational game that makes learning math concepts fun and engaging. This game promotes the development of critical thinking skills, fosters mathematical fluency, and instills a sense of logical reasoning.

Here’s how to play the game:

The game board is essentially a labyrinth, filled with numbers, special symbols, and doors. Your task is to navigate a red game piece through this maze to eliminate all numbers on the board.

**1. Moving the Red Piece:**

The red piece absorbs numbers it moves onto. Depending on the existing value of the red piece and the number it touches, there are a few possibilities:

- If the red piece’s value is zero, it takes on the value of the number it lands on. For example, if the red piece is initially zero and it lands on a square with the number 3, its value changes to 3.
- If the red piece’s value matches the number it lands on, it resets to zero. For instance, if the red piece has a value of 7 and it lands on the number 7, its value reverts back to zero.
- If the red piece’s value is larger than the number it lands on, it will increase by that number’s value. For example, if the red piece’s value is 3 and it lands on a square with the number 5, the value of the red piece becomes 8.
- If the red piece’s value is smaller than the number it lands on, it will change to the difference between the two. For example, if the red piece’s value is 3 and it lands on a square with the number 5, the red piece’s value becomes 2.

**2. Opening Blue Doors:**

To pass through a blue door, the red piece must have at least the dollar ($) value displayed on the door. The red piece’s value will then decrease by that dollar amount.

**3. Yellow Bonus Pieces:**

Moving onto a yellow bonus piece will alter the red piece’s value according to the mathematical formula displayed on the yellow square. This can lead to unexpected surprises and new strategies!

**4. Grey Passages:**

Grey passages with the “=” (equal to), “<” (less than), or “>” (greater than) symbols are special passageways. The red piece must meet the condition represented by the symbol to pass through.

“A Maze’N Math” is not only a game of numbers but also a test of strategy and forethought. With each move, players must weigh the immediate reward of absorbing a number against the possible future benefits of maintaining their current value. It encourages players to think ahead, build mathematical intuition, and have a lot of fun along the way!