In this following post, Greater Essex County District School Board Math Teachers will find resources to support the GECDSB Math Subject Specific Professional Development resources from the session, * Making Real World Math Problems*.

### TED Talks – Dan Meyer: Math Class Needs a Makeover

In the video below, Dan Meyer explains what is wrong with traditional math instruction in our schools and what we can do about it.

### Engaging Through a 3 Act Math Story

Dan Meyer has created a way to make problem solving both engaging and rewarding for the students. He calls this the 3 Acts of a Mathematical Story.

**Click Here to See Dan Meyer’s Three-Act Math Tasks and other Real World Math Problems**

### Tried and Tested Three-Act Math Tasks

I’d be lying if I said I’ve used every one of **Dan Meyer’s Three-Act Math Tasks**, but I have used some and I am always looking to try new ones or even try to create my own Real World Math Problems to add to the great resources he’s already created.

Here are a few of the **Three-Act Math Tasks** I’ve tried in my own classroom or while co-teaching in other GECDSB Teacher Classrooms:

### Create Your Own Real World Math Problems

Creating your own real world math problems doesn’t have to be complex or overwhelming. A simple smartphone or tablet can do the recording for you and let the video ask the question. I encourage you to give it a shot with any idea!

### Share Your Engaging Math Problems Below!

I’d love to see some of your engaging math problems whether there is photos/video included or not. Let’s share some of the great resources that are already out there for us to utilize in our classrooms!

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## About Kyle Pearce

I’m Kyle Pearce and I am a former high school math teacher. I’m now the K-12 Mathematics Consultant with the Greater Essex County District School Board, where I uncover creative ways to spark curiosity and fuel sense making in mathematics. Read more.

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