Pick-a-Path

  • Pick-a-Path

    Grade: 3rd to 5th, 6th to 8th

    The game is played by navigating Okta from top to bottom — adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing as you go! Earn 1, 2, or 3 stars by completing various mazes involving integers, fractions, decimals, exponents, and more.

     

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    Help Okta reach the target 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? - See more at: http://illuminationsd.nctm.org/content.aspx?id=3855#sthash.fU50QgsX.dpuf

    Activity

    Instructions

    Exploration

    Pick levels to increase your strength in a particular math topic:

    • Level 1: Integers
    • Level 2: Factors
    • Level 3: Powers of 10
    • Level 4: Fractions
    • Level 5: Measurement
    • Level 6: Fractions and Decimals
    • Level 7: Exponents

    As an extension, take a screenshot of your first attempt at a particular puzzle. Compare it to another player, and discuss why you made the moves you did. Keep a journal of any useful hints you pick up, so that you can become a more efficient player.

    Objectives and Standards

    NCTM Standards and Expectations
    • Apply geometric concepts in modeling situations
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • Algebra
    • Measurement
    • Number and Operations