3 Act Math Tasks

Organized by the Common Core States Standard (CCSS) Initiative


Grade 6

Overall Expectation Description:

Three Act Math Tasks – Grade 6 – Common Core

Three Act Math Tasks Related to Grade 6 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:

Solar Panels

How much greenhouse gas emissions can they offset?



Shared By:
Kyle Pearce

Math Topic:
Proportional reasoning, proportions, direct variation linear relations

Common Core State Standard Alignment:

Calvin’s Clearance

What is the sale price?



Shared By:
Kyle Pearce

Math Topic:
Percentages and Discounts

Common Core State Standard Alignment:

Fast Clapper

Will he beat the record?



Shared By:
Nathan Kraft

Math Topic:
Ratios, Rates, and Proportional Reasoning.

Common Core State Standard Alignment:

Penny a Day

Which would you rather: $1 Million or a Penny a Day, Doubled for a Month?



Shared By:
Kyle Pearce

Math Topic:
Exponents, exponential notation, exponential relations, exponential functions.

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:

R2D2 Post-Its by @MrOrr_geek

How many post-it notes will it take to fill the board?



Shared By:
Jon Orr

Math Topic:
Measurement of Area, Proportional Reasoning

Common Core State Standard Alignment:

Gas Guzzler

What is the cost of gasoline per litre?



Shared By:
Kyle Pearce

Math Topic:
Ratios and Rates, Rates of Change, Slope, Direct Variation of a Linear Relation, Proportional Reasoning

Common Core State Standard Alignment:

Counting Candies

How many candies should each person get?



Shared By:
Justin Levack
Kyle Pearce

Math Topic:
Multiplying and Dividing Fractions, Solving for an Unknown, Number Sense and Numeration.

Common Core State Standard Alignment:

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.

Common Core State Standard Alignment:


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