3 Act Math Tasks

Real World 3 Act Math Tasks Aligned to Ontario Curriculum


MDM4U

Overall Expectation Description:

MDM4U – Mathematics of Data Management
Grade 12, University Preparation

This 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.

Ontario Curriculum Alignment:

Common Core State Standard Alignment:
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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