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:

Toothpicks

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



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Dan Meyer

Math Topic:
Construct and compare linear, quadratic, and exponential models and solve problems.

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Scrambler

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



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Dan Meyer

Math Topic:
Model periodic phenomena with trigonometric functions.

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Bubble Wrap

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



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Dan Meyer

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

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Ditch Diggers

Guess whether or not the two ditch diggers will meet.



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Dan Meyer

Math Topic:
Analyze and solve linear equations and pairs of simultaneous linear equations.

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Finals Week

Which drink will have the strongest caffeine concentration?



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Dan Meyer

Math Topic:
Understand ratio concepts and use ratio reasoning to solve problems.

Ontario Curriculum Alignment:

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Dueling Discounts

Which coupon should I use?



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Dan Meyer

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

Ontario Curriculum Alignment:

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