# 3 Act Math Tasks

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

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## MDM4U

**Overall Expectation Description:**

MDM4U – Mathematics of Data Management

Grade 12, University PreparationThis course broadens students’ understanding of mathematics as it relates to managing

data. Students will apply methods for organizing and analysing large amounts of

information; solve problems involving probability and statistics; and carry out a

culminating investigation that integrates statistical concepts and skills. Students will

also refine their use of the mathematical processes necessary for success in senior

mathematics. Students planning to enter university programs in business, the social

sciences, and the humanities will find this course of particular interest.Prerequisite: Functions, Grade 11, University Preparation, or Functions and Applications,

Grade 11, University/College Preparation

## Related 3 Act Math Tasks:

## Pumpkin Time-Bomb

### How Many Rubber Bands Until The Pumpkin Explodes?

**Shared By:**

Jon Orr

**Math Topic:**

Two-Variable Relationships, Linear Correlation, Non-Linear Correlation, Scatter Plots, Trends, Regression Lines/Curves

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## Darius Washington – Free Throws For The Win

### Will Darius Washington score enough free throws to force overtime or a win?

**Shared By:**

John Scammell

**Math Topic:**

Using probability to predict the outcome of a situation. In this case, using the discrete probability distribution, The Binomial Distribution, is appropriate.

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## Stacking Jack

### How many ways can I stack Jack?

**Shared By:**

Brian Marks

**Math Topic:**

Investigate chance processes and develop, use, and evaluate probability models. Use the rules of probability to compute probabilities of compound events.

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No Expectations/Standards Selected

## 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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