# 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:

## Domino Skyscraper

### How many dominoes would it take to knock over a skyscraper-sized domino?

**Shared By:**

Dan Meyer

**Math Topic:**

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

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## Joulies

### Do you think Joulies will work as advertised?

**Shared By:**

Dan Meyer

**Math Topic:**

Use functions to model relationships between quantities.

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## Yellow Starbursts

### How many Starburst packs have exactly one yellow Starburst? Two yellow Starbursts?

**Shared By:**

Dan Meyer

**Math Topic:**

1) Use random sampling to draw inferences about a population and 2) investigate chance processes and develop, use, and evaluate probability models.

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## Gmail Tap

### How does that work, anyway? How many taps would the letter "z" take?

**Shared By:**

Dan Meyer

**Math Topic:**

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

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## Fry’s Bank

### How much money does Fry have in his bank account right now?

**Shared By:**

Dan Meyer

**Math Topic:**

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

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## Double Sunglasses

### What will be the percent tint with both sunglasses?

**Shared By:**

Dan Meyer

**Math Topic:**

Distinguish between situations that can be modeled with linear functions and with exponential functions.

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## Pixel Pattern

### When will the pixel pattern break through the box?

**Shared By:**

Dan Meyer

**Math Topic:**

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

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## Toothpicks

### Guess how many levels he'll make with all those toothpicks.

**Shared By:**

Dan Meyer

**Math Topic:**

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

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