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# Crazy Taxi

## How much will it cost to travel 30 km?

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If you’re an educator on Twitter or other social media, you probably hear a lot about gamification. Well, when you don’t have a reasonable option to “gamify” your math class, you can always turn to finding the perplexing math in a game. This is where Crazy Taxi by Jon Orr comes in.

## Act 1: Introducing the Task

This 3 Act Math Task begins with a scene from a “Grand Theft Auto-esque” video game where a man jumps into a taxi and begins what looks to be a joy-ride. The cost of the taxi ride and the distance travelled are displayed; yes, the foreshadowing is probably killing you.

After travelling a few kilometres, the game fast forwards and asks the viewer to determine:

How much would it cost to travel 30 km?

Some key information include the initial value of \$5 on the meter before the taxi begins moving and a rate of change of \$0.50 per kilometre travelled.

Check out the portable document format (PDF) file below to grab a quick resource that asks the same question as well as an extension requiring the student to determine:

How far you could travel if you had a \$50 bill in your pocket?

## Grab resources here:

Version 2:

Here’s the Act 3 Video to reveal the missing information:

Jon also shared out this Google Drive folder that has the video showing how much it should cost.

Here’s a Knowledgehook Custom Gameshow I created to go with the Flaps! task and Crazy Taxi. Note the first half of the questions relate to Flaps!

## New to Using 3 Act Math Tasks?

Download the 2-page printable 3 Act Math Tip Sheet to ensure that you have the best start to your journey using 3 Act math Tasks to spark curiosity and fuel sense making in your math classroom!

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I’m Kyle Pearce and I am a former high school math teacher. I’m now the K-12 Mathematics Consultant with the Greater Essex County District School Board, where I uncover creative ways to spark curiosity and fuel sense making in mathematics. Read more.

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