# Dan Meyer's 3 Act Math Tasks

## Real World Math for Common Core and Ontario Curriculum

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

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## Related 3 Act Math Tasks:

## Hot Coffee

### How many gallons fit into that coffee cup?

**Shared By:**

Dan Meyer

**Math Topic:**

Understand ratio concepts and use ratio reasoning to solve problems.

Apply geometric concepts in modeling situations.

Explain volume formulas and use them to solve problems.

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## Graphing Stories – 3 Act Math Style!

### Can you draw the graphing story?

**Shared By:**

Dan Meyer

**Math Topic:**

Distance-Time Graphs, Graphing Relationships, Linear Relations

**Ontario Curriculum Alignment:**

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## Big Nickel

### Would it be cheaper to build it using nickels?

**Shared By:**

Andrew Stadel

Cathy Yenca

Dan Meyer

Kyle Pearce

**Math Topic:**

Proportional Reasoning, Volume, Problem Solving

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## Super-Bear

### How many regular bears equals the super bear?

**Shared By:**

Dan Meyer

**Math Topic:**

Understand ratio concepts and use ratio reasoning to solve problems.

**Ontario Curriculum Alignment:**

**Common Core State Standard Alignment:**

## Taco Cart

### Who will reach the taco cart first?

**Shared By:**

Dan Meyer

**Math Topic:**

Understand and apply the Pythagorean Theorem.

**Ontario Curriculum Alignment:**

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## Bolt

### How fast is Usain Bolt running?

**Shared By:**

Dan Meyer

**Math Topic:**

Understand ratio concepts and use ratio reasoning to solve problems // Direct variation // Linear equations

**Ontario Curriculum Alignment:**

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## Meatballs

### Will it overflow?

**Shared By:**

Dan Meyer

**Math Topic:**

Use geometric shapes, their measures, and their properties to describe objects (e.g., modeling a tree trunk or a human torso as a cylinder).

**Ontario Curriculum Alignment:**

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## Bone Collector

### How big is the killer's shoe size?

**Shared By:**

Dan Meyer

**Math Topic:**

Understand ratio concepts and use ratio reasoning to solve problems.

**Ontario Curriculum Alignment:**

**Common Core State Standard Alignment:**

## Apple Mothership

### How many people per square foot is that?

**Shared By:**

Dan Meyer

**Math Topic:**

Apply geometric concepts in modeling situations.

**Ontario Curriculum Alignment:**

**Common Core State Standard Alignment:**

## Water Tank

### How long will it take to fill up the water tank?

**Shared By:**

Dan Meyer

**Math Topic:**

Explain volume formulas and use them to solve problems. Visualize relationships between two-dimensional and three-dimensional objects.

**Ontario Curriculum Alignment:**

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