# 3 Act Math Tasks

## Organized by the Common Core States Standard (CCSS) Initiative

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## Functions

**Overall Expectation Description:**

## Three Act Math Tasks – High School Functions Common Core

Three Act Math Tasks Related to High School: Functions Common Core Mathematics Standards (CCSS)

## Related 3 Act Math Tasks:

## Airplane Problem – Trip to Toronto

### How many seats are there?

**Shared By:**

Kyle Pearce

**Math Topic:**

Counting and Quantity (Subitizing, Unitizing), Multiplication, Algebra

**Common Core State Standard Alignment:**

## Placing Toothpicks Part 4

### How many toothpicks are in the 6th figure? ... the 11th figure?

**Shared By:**

Justin Levack

Kyle Pearce

**Math Topic:**

Creating tables, graphs and equations of partial variation linear relations.

**Common Core State Standard Alignment:**

## Placing Toothpicks Part 3

### How many toothpicks are in the 6th figure? ... the 11th figure?

**Shared By:**

Justin Levack

Kyle Pearce

**Math Topic:**

Creating tables, graphs and equations of partial variation linear relations.

**Common Core State Standard Alignment:**

## Placing Toothpicks Sequel

### How many toothpicks are in the 6th figure? ... the 11th figure?

**Shared By:**

Justin Levack

Kyle Pearce

**Math Topic:**

Creating tables, graphs and equations of linear and non-linear relations.

**Common Core State Standard Alignment:**

## Hot Dog Duel

### How Many Hot Dogs Did They Eat?

**Shared By:**

Robert Kaplinsky

**Math Topic:**

Linear patterning, linear relations and linear equations.

**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.

**Common Core State Standard Alignment:**

## Water Balloon Mishap

### How long until it explodes?

**Shared By:**

Jon Orr

**Math Topic:**

Rate, Linear Relations and Direct Variation

**Common Core State Standard Alignment:**

## Money Money

### When will the pennies overtake the $10. Which option would you choose after 20 days.

**Shared By:**

Jon Orr

**Math Topic:**

Exponential growth

**Common Core State Standard Alignment:**

## Falling Rocks

### How deep is the cave?

**Shared By:**

Dan Meyer

**Math Topic:**

Create equations that describe numbers or relationships. Build a function that models a relationship between two quantities. Construct and compare linear, quadratic, and exponential models and solve problems.

**Common Core State Standard Alignment:**

## Falling Glowsticks

### How deep is the cave?

**Shared By:**

Dan Meyer

**Math Topic:**

Create equations that describe numbers or relationships. Build a function that models a relationship between two quantities. Construct and compare linear, quadratic, and exponential models and solve problems.

**Common Core State Standard Alignment:**

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