3 Act Math Tasks

Organized by the Common Core States Standard (CCSS) Initiative


Statistics & Probability

Overall Expectation Description:

Three Act Math Tasks Related to High School Statistics and Probability Common Core Mathematics Standards (CCSS)


Related 3 Act Math Tasks:

Roll Up The Rim to Win

How many winning rims are there?



Shared By:
Kyle Pearce

Math Topic:
probability, expected value, ratios, fractions, proportions.

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:

Doritos Roulette: Hot or Not?

How Many Chips Are Hot?



Shared By:
Kyle Pearce

Math Topic:
probability, expected value, ratios, fractions, proportions.

Common Core State Standard Alignment:

Pumpkin Time-Bomb

How Many Rubber Bands Until The Pumpkin Explodes?



Shared By:
Jon Orr

Math Topic:
Two-Variable Relationships, Linear Correlation, Non-Linear Correlation, Scatter Plots, Trends, Regression Lines/Curves

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:

Darius Washington – Free Throws For The Win

Will Darius Washington score enough free throws to force overtime or a win?



Shared By:
John Scammell

Math Topic:
Using probability to predict the outcome of a situation. In this case, using the discrete probability distribution, The Binomial Distribution, is appropriate.

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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