3 Act Math Tasks

Organized by the Common Core States Standard (CCSS) Initiative


Practice

Overall Expectation Description:

Standards for Mathematical Practice

Three Act Math Tasks Related to the Standards for Mathematical Practice in Common Core.


Related 3 Act Math Tasks:

Donut Delight

How many doughnuts are there?



Shared By:
Brennan Jones
Brian Marks
Graham Fletcher
Kyle Pearce
Mike Wiernicki

Math Topic:
Multiplication, Division, Proportional Reasoning

Common Core State Standard Alignment:

Taco Cart

Who will reach the taco cart first?



Shared By:
Dan Meyer

Math Topic:
Understand and apply the Pythagorean Theorem.

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:

Apple Mothership

How many people per square foot is that?



Shared By:
Dan Meyer

Math Topic:
Apply geometric concepts in modeling situations.

Common Core State Standard Alignment:

Bucky the Badger

How many push-ups did Bucky have to do?



Shared By:
Dan Meyer

Math Topic:
Solve problems involving the four operations, and identify and explain patterns in arithmetic.

Common Core State Standard Alignment:

Joulies

Do you think Joulies will work as advertised?



Shared By:
Dan Meyer

Math Topic:
Use functions to model relationships between quantities.

Common Core State Standard Alignment:

You Pour, I Choose

Which glass contains more soda?



Shared By:
Dan Meyer

Math Topic:
Explain volume formulas and use them to solve problems.

Common Core State Standard Alignment:

Yellow Starbursts

How many Starburst packs have exactly one yellow Starburst? Two yellow Starbursts?



Shared By:
Dan Meyer

Math Topic:
1) Use random sampling to draw inferences about a population and 2) investigate chance processes and develop, use, and evaluate probability models.

Common Core State Standard Alignment:

Nana’s Chocolate Milk

How do we fix Nana's chocolate milk?



Shared By:
Dan Meyer

Math Topic:
Understand ratio concepts and use ratio reasoning to solve problems.

Common Core State Standard Alignment:

25 Billion Apps

When should you start bombarding the App Store with purchases if you want to win?



Shared By:
Dan Meyer

Math Topic:
Use functions to model relationships between quantities.

Common Core State Standard Alignment:


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