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