# Sparking Curiosity to Promote Inquiry and Productive Struggle

### Wednesday February 1st, 2017

Thank you for inviting me to **Bergen County Technical Schools (BCTS)** to learn with you! Please feel free to utilize the resources related to the day below for your future use. As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out in the future!

# Math Tasks Explored:

## Stacking Paper [3 Act Math Task]

### How many packages of paper will it take to reach the ceiling?

Real World Math in Proportional Reasoning and Linear Relations Here's a new Real World / 3 Act Math Task that is related to proportional reasoning and a direct variation linear relation with a partial variation sequel to boot! Please note that this is part one of three tasks in a series: Stacking Paper - Direct Variation (y-intercept equal to 0) Stacking Paper Sequel - Partial ...

## Stacking Paper Sequel [3 Act Math Task]

### What is the height of the table?

Finding the Equation of a Line Given Slope and a Point This 3 Act Math Task is a sequel to the Stacking Paper Real World Math Problem I created a couple weeks back. In the previous task, students were asked "How many stacks of paper will it take to reach the ceiling?" That problem had a sequel that explored the scenario of stacking the paper on a table instead of on the floor in order to see i...

## Thick Stacks [3 Act Math Task]

### How tall is the table?

Finding the Equation of a Line Given Two Points This 3 Act Math Task is yet another sequel to the Stacking Paper and Stacking Paper - Sequel 3 Act Math Tasks where we look at linear relations with respect to a real world situation involving packages of paper stacked into a tower. While the original task begins with a direct variation requiring only basic proportional reasoning skills, th...

The Stacking Paper Tasks are also available on iOS as a multi-touch book for iBooks:

Learn more about what’s inside the multi-touch book here.

Or, consider accessing these tasks in an interactive way via Google Sites.

# 3 Act Math Tasks: Curious Math iTunes U Course

Access over 30 tasks with all resources downloaded directly to your iOS Device to avoid streaming media in your classroom through the Curious Math iTunes U Course:

## [DESMOS] Function Carnival

Access this activity in the following ways:

- As a student to try the activity.
- As a teacher to create your own session for your class.

## [DESMOS] Polynomial Equation Challenges

Access this activity in the following ways:

- As a student to try the activity.
- As a teacher to create your own session for your class.

## [DESMOS] Polygraph: Parabolas

Access this activity in the following ways:

- As a student to try the activity.
- As a teacher to create your own session for your class.

## [DESMOS] Counting Candies 3 Act Math Task

This activity supports the Counting Candies 3 Act Math Task in order to introduce the idea of systems of equations.

Access this activity in the following ways:

- As a student to try the activity.
- As a teacher to create your own session for your class.

## [DESMOS] Marbleslides: Lines

This activity supports the Counting Candies 3 Act Math Task in order to introduce the idea of systems of equations.

Access this activity in the following ways:

- As a student to try the activity.
- As a teacher to create your own session for your class.

Note that they have other Marbleslides versions including:

Other interesting Desmos Activity Builder Tasks Worth Checking Out:

**Will It Hit The Hoop? – Dan Meyer 3 Act Math Task**

Try as a student: Desmos Activity (Code: nax6)

Use this activity with your own class by clicking here.

Parallel and Perpendicular Lines

The Detention Buy-Out: Solving Systems of Equations