Lauren Fulton Math

Scientific Notation Maze Activity for 8th Grade


Looking for a highly engaging Scientific Notation activity for your 8th Grade Math students? This self-checking scientific notation 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 convert values in standard form to scientific notation and vice versa to help Joe successfully create an amazing pasta sauce!

Problem types include: Converting from standard notation to scientific notation and from scientific to standard. Includes a few problems that involve addition and subtraction with scientific notation.

❤️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 8.EE.A.4