3 Act Math Tasks

Organized by the Common Core States Standard (CCSS) Initiative


Geometry

Overall Expectation Description:

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


Related 3 Act Math Tasks:

Railing Reconstruction

What is the angle measure of the missing angle?



Shared By:
Kyle Pearce

Math Topic:
Geometry and Spatial Sense, angle geometry, opposite angle theorem, parallel lines cut by a transversal.

Common Core State Standard Alignment:

Walk Out Sequel feat. @Desmos Activity & @Knowledgehook Gameshow!

Do the two "walks" produce perpendicular lines?



Shared By:
Kyle Pearce

Math Topic:
Parallel and perpendicular lines

Common Core State Standard Alignment:

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.

Common Core State Standard Alignment:

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

Common Core State Standard Alignment:

Mix, Then Spray

Where should I stop filling?



Shared By:
Kyle Pearce

Math Topic:
3D Measurement, Volume of a Cylinder, Volume of a Cone, Composite Figures

Common Core State Standard Alignment:

Cones and Spheres

How many cones does it take to fill the sphere?



Shared By:
Kyle Pearce

Math Topic:
3D Measurement: Volume/Capacity of Prisms, Pyramids and Spheres.

Common Core State Standard Alignment:

Prisms and Pyramids

How many pyramids does it take to fill the prism?



Shared By:
Kyle Pearce

Math Topic:
3D Measurement: Volume/Capacity of Prisms and Pyramids.

Common Core State Standard Alignment:

Laying Sod

How many pieces of sod will cover the garden?



Shared By:
Jon Orr

Math Topic:
Trigonometry, area, measurement

Common Core State Standard Alignment:

Mustard Mayhem!

How many bottles of mustard was used?



Shared By:
Kyle Pearce

Math Topic:
Students will use the volume of a cylinder to determine how much mustard can fit in one container and proportional reasoning to determine how many bottles it will take.

Common Core State Standard Alignment:

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).

Common Core State Standard Alignment:


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