# Real World Math Problems

## By Common Core State Standards & Ontario Math Curriculum

**CCSS:**- Grade 3
- Grade 4
- Grade 5
- Grade 6
- Grade 7
- Grade 8
- Algebra
- Functions
- Geometry
- Statistics
- Practice

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:

## Best Circle

### Who do you think did the best job drawing a circle?

**Shared By:**

**Math Topic:**

Use coordinates to prove simple geometric theorems algebraically.

**Ontario Curriculum Alignment:**

**Common Core State Standard Alignment:**

## Toothpicks

### Guess how many levels he'll make with all those toothpicks.

**Shared By:**

Dan Meyer

**Math Topic:**

Construct and compare linear, quadratic, and exponential models and solve problems.

**Ontario Curriculum Alignment:**

**Common Core State Standard Alignment:**

## Scrambler

### Make a guess: what will the red scrambler's position be at the end of the ride?

**Shared By:**

Dan Meyer

**Math Topic:**

Model periodic phenomena with trigonometric functions.

**Ontario Curriculum Alignment:**

**Common Core State Standard Alignment:**

## Bubble Wrap

### Guess how long the other bubble wrap pieces will take to pop.

**Shared By:**

Dan Meyer

**Math Topic:**

Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, surface area, and volume.

**Ontario Curriculum Alignment:**

**Common Core State Standard Alignment:**

## Ditch Diggers

### Guess whether or not the two ditch diggers will meet.

**Shared By:**

Dan Meyer

**Math Topic:**

Analyze and solve linear equations and pairs of simultaneous linear equations.

**Ontario Curriculum Alignment:**

**Common Core State Standard Alignment:**

## Finals Week

### Which drink will have the strongest caffeine concentration?

**Shared By:**

Dan Meyer

**Math Topic:**

Understand ratio concepts and use ratio reasoning to solve problems.

**Ontario Curriculum Alignment:**

**Common Core State Standard Alignment:**

## Dueling Discounts

### Which coupon should I use?

**Shared By:**

Dan Meyer

**Math Topic:**

Analyze proportional relationships and use them to solve real-world and mathematical problems.

**Ontario Curriculum Alignment:**

**Common Core State Standard Alignment:**