# 3 Act Math Tasks

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

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## 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.

**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:**

## 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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