3 Act Math Tasks

Organized by the Common Core States Standard (CCSS) Initiative


Grade 8

Overall Expectation Description:

Three Act Math Tasks Related to Grade 8 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.

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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:

Piling Up Systems of Linear Equations

How much does each weigh?



Shared By:
Kyle Pearce

Math Topic:
Solving systems of linear equations, point of intersection, elimination, substitution

Common Core State Standard Alignment:

Tech Weigh In Sequel

How much does each weigh?



Shared By:
Kyle Pearce

Math Topic:
Solving systems of linear equations, point of intersection, elimination, substitution

Common Core State Standard Alignment:

Walk Out

What does the distance-time graph look like?



Shared By:
Kyle Pearce

Math Topic:
Distance-Time Graphs, Graphing Relationships, Linear Relations

Common Core State Standard Alignment:

Draining The Pool

How long will it take to drain the pool?



Shared By:
Kyle Pearce

Math Topic:
Linear and non-linear relationships including classifying positive/negative, strong/weak, predicting via interpolation and extrapolation using a line/curve of best fit on a scatter plot.

Common Core State Standard Alignment:

Placing Toothpicks

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



Shared By:
Justin Levack
Kyle Pearce

Math Topic:
Patterning, Proportional / Direct Variation Linear Relations

Common Core State Standard Alignment:

Camera Case & Pads of Paper Weigh In

How much does the camera case weigh?



Shared By:
Justin Levack
Kyle Pearce

Math Topic:
Partial variation, initial value and the rate of change of linear relations, finding the equation of a line given two points.

Common Core State Standard Alignment:

Tech Weigh In

How much does one device weigh?



Shared By:
Justin Levack
Kyle Pearce

Math Topic:
Direct and partial variation, initial value and the rate of change of linear relations, equations of lines.

Common Core State Standard Alignment:

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

Common Core State Standard Alignment:


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