3 Act Math Tasks

Real World 3 Act Math Tasks Aligned to Ontario Curriculum


MBF3C

Overall Expectation Description:

MBF3C – Foundations for College Mathematics
Grade 11 College Preparation

This 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:

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.

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No Expectations/Standards Selected

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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