# 3 Act Math Tasks

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

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## 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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