Real World Math Problems

By Common Core State Standards & Ontario Math Curriculum



The following list of Real World Math Problems are aligned with the Ontario Mathematics Curriculum for Intermediate and Senior grade levels.

Related 3 Act Math Tasks:

Sticky Note Challenge

How many sticky notes will it take to hold your weight?



Shared By:
Kyle Pearce

Math Topic:
Proportional reasoning, proportions, direct variation linear relations

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Solar Panels

How much greenhouse gas emissions can they offset?



Shared By:
Kyle Pearce

Math Topic:
Proportional reasoning, proportions, direct variation linear relations

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Fast Clapper

Will he beat the record?



Shared By:
Nathan Kraft

Math Topic:
Ratios, Rates, and Proportional Reasoning.

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Railing Reconstruction

What is the angle measure of the missing angle?



Shared By:
Kyle Pearce

Math Topic:
Geometry and Spatial Sense, angle geometry, opposite angle theorem, parallel lines cut by a transversal.

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Penny a Day

Which would you rather: $1 Million or a Penny a Day, Doubled for a Month?



Shared By:
Kyle Pearce

Math Topic:
Exponents, exponential notation, exponential relations, exponential functions.

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Walk Out Sequel feat. @Desmos Activity & @Knowledgehook Gameshow!

Do the two "walks" produce perpendicular lines?



Shared By:
Kyle Pearce

Math Topic:
Parallel and perpendicular lines

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Piling Up Systems of Linear Equations

How much does each weigh?



Shared By:
Kyle Pearce

Math Topic:
Solving systems of linear equations, point of intersection, elimination, substitution

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