Free iOS App: Pick-a-Path By National Council of Teachers of Mathematics


Help Okta reach the target (maximum, minimum, or a specific value) by choosing a path from the top of the maze to the bottom. Seven levels with seven puzzles will test your skills with powers of ten, negative numbers, fractions, decimals, and more. How many starfish can you earn?

Develop math skills while having fun? Yes, way! Pick-a-Path has been ranked in three different countries as one of the top three education and kids apps!”

“Not only is it developing their mental math computation skills, but also, the discussion that could be had for problem solving and looking at different patterns in the puzzles is exciting for students.” – Stephanie Fitzgerald (Math Specialist, Pennsylvania)

This app was developed by NCTM Illuminations. The web version of this app and supplemental resources for teaching are available at


Nathan Smith

Nathan Smith is Director of Technology for the College of Education and Human Services at Utah State University. In that role, he also directs The Adele & Dale Young Education Technology Center (The YETC) located in room 170 of the Education Building on Utah State University's Logan campus. The YETC is a combination student open­access computer facility, a K­12 curriculum materials library, a NASA Educator Resource Center for Utah, and a technology training center. Nathan served eight years (2004­2012) on the Board of Directors for the Utah Coalition for Education Technology (UCET) He was re­elected in 2014 to serve another two year term on the board. A former elementary school teacher, Nathan has taught students every age from young children to senior citizens. He has had the opportunity beginning in 2011 to train international high school teachers from all over the world about technology in education, through the U.S. State

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