# 3 Act Math Tasks

## Real World 3 Act Math Tasks Aligned to Ontario Curriculum

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## MBF3C

**Overall Expectation Description:**

MBF3C – Foundations for College Mathematics

Grade 11 College PreparationThis course enables students to broaden their understanding of mathematics as a problemsolving tool in the real world. Students will extend their understanding of quadratic relations; investigate situations involving exponential growth; solve problems involving compound interest; solve financial problems connected with vehicle ownership; develop their ability to reason by collecting, analysing, and evaluating data involving one variable; connect probability and statistics; and solve problems in geometry and trigonometry. Students will consolidate their mathematical skills as they solve problems and communicate their thinking.

Prerequisite: MFM2P Foundations of Mathematics, Grade 10, Applied

## 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.

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## Big Nickel

### Would it be cheaper to build it using nickels?

**Shared By:**

Andrew Stadel

Cathy Yenca

Dan Meyer

Kyle Pearce

**Math Topic:**

Proportional Reasoning, Volume, Problem Solving

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## Mix, Then Spray

### Where should I stop filling?

**Shared By:**

Kyle Pearce

**Math Topic:**

3D Measurement, Volume of a Cylinder, Volume of a Cone, Composite Figures

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## Laying Sod

### How many pieces of sod will cover the garden?

**Shared By:**

Jon Orr

**Math Topic:**

Trigonometry, area, measurement

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## Money Money

### When will the pennies overtake the $10. Which option would you choose after 20 days.

**Shared By:**

Jon Orr

**Math Topic:**

Exponential growth

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## Amazing Watermelons

### How many watermelons are in the pyramid?

**Shared By:**

John Scammell

**Math Topic:**

Explain volume formulas and use them to solve problems.

**Ontario Curriculum Alignment:**

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## Falling Rocks

### How deep is the cave?

**Shared By:**

Dan Meyer

**Math Topic:**

Create equations that describe numbers or relationships. Build a function that models a relationship between two quantities. Construct and compare linear, quadratic, and exponential models and solve problems.

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## World Record Airbag

### How fast was he flying when he hit the bag?

**Shared By:**

Dan Meyer

**Math Topic:**

Create equations that describe numbers or relationships. Build a function that models a relationship between two quantities. Construct and compare linear, quadratic, and exponential models and solve problems.

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## Will It Hit The Hoop?

### Will the ball go in the hoop?

**Shared By:**

Dan Meyer

**Math Topic:**

Build new functions from existing functions. In particular, Quadratic Functions.

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## Incredible Shrinking Dollar

### What will the dollar bill look like after getting reduced that many times?

**Shared By:**

Dan Meyer

**Math Topic:**

Construct and compare linear, quadratic, and exponential models and solve problems.

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