Lauren Fulton Math

Comparing Costs with Unit Rates Maze Activity for 7th Grade


Looking for a highly engaging Comparing Costs activity for your 7th Grade Math students? This self-checking comparing costs maze game is unlike anything your students have seen before and includes an animated story with alternate endings!

In this Adventurous Joe activity, Joe wants to impress and help his friend Cindy by making an incredible pasta recipe! Students must correctly compare costs and find the better deal to help Joe successfully create an amazing pasta!

Problem types include: Comparing costs by calculating unit rates given word problems and ratios (ex. 4 boxes of pasta for $13.52).

❤️Why Students & Teachers LOVE this Resource❤️

  • Self-Checking. If students answer the questions correctly, Joe makes it out of his sticky situation. If they make a wrong turn, his adventure turns sour!
  • Engaging. The ONLY math product on TpT (that I can find) with an animated video story to accompany the activity.
  • No Prep. Just print & go!
  • Versatile. Choose to watch the videos as a class, or use the QR codes & have students work independently.


Included in this Product

  • Animated Video Story w/ Alternate Endings
  • 15 Task Cards w/ Variety of Problem Types
  • 1 Adventure Maze (black/white & color options)
  • Student Recording Sheets
  • Answer Keys


Total Pages: 1 Animated Video, 15 Task Cards, 1 Student Maze
Answer Key: Included
Teaching Duration: 45 minutes

This product aligns to CCSS 7.RP.A.2b