3 Act Math Tasks

Organized by the Common Core States Standard (CCSS) Initiative


Statistics & Probability

S-ID.6

Overall Expectation Description:

S-ID.6 – Statistics & Probability – Interpreting Categorical & Quantitative Data

Summarize, represent, and interpret data on two categorical and quantitative variables.

Represent data on two quantitative variables on a scatter plot, and describe how the variables are related.


Related 3 Act Math Tasks:

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:

Ice Buckets

How cold will the water get?



Shared By:
Kyle Pearce

Math Topic:
Linear and Non-Linear Correlations, Scatter Plots, Making Predictions Using Extrapolation

Common Core State Standard Alignment:

Candle’s Burning

How long will it take for the candle to burn out?



Shared By:
Kyle Pearce

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

Common Core State Standard Alignment:

Penny Circle

Guess how many pennies the big circle will hold.



Shared By:
Dan Meyer

Math Topic:
Solve real-life and mathematical problems involving angle measure, area, surface area, and volume.

Common Core State Standard Alignment:


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