# 3 Act Math Tasks

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

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## 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:

## 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:**

## Dollar Wall

### How much cash is on the walls?

**Shared By:**

Dan Meyer

**Math Topic:**

Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, surface area, and volume.

**Common Core State Standard Alignment:**

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