# 3 Act Math Tasks

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

**Not Common Core? Go to Ontario Curriculum alignment**

## 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:

## 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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