# 3 Act Math Tasks

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

**Not from Ontario? Access Common Core State Standards (CCSS)**

## MAT1L

**Overall Expectation Description:**

The expectations identified for the MAT1L Locally Developed mathematics course describe the knowledge and skills that students are expected to develop and demonstrate in the various activities through which their achievement is assessed and

evaluated. The MAT1L Locally Developed course is divided into three strands:

- Developing and Consolidating Money Sense
- Developing and Consolidating Concepts in Measurement
- Developing Concepts in Proportional Reasoning

## Related 3 Act Math Tasks:

## Fast Clapper

### Will he beat the record?

**Shared By:**

Nathan Kraft

**Math Topic:**

Ratios, Rates, and Proportional Reasoning.

**Ontario Curriculum Alignment:**

**Common Core State Standard Alignment:**

## Draining The Pool

### How long will it take to drain the pool?

**Shared By:**

Kyle Pearce

**Math Topic:**

Linear and non-linear relationships including classifying positive/negative, strong/weak, predicting via interpolation and extrapolation using a line/curve of best fit on a scatter plot.

**Ontario Curriculum Alignment:**

**Common Core State Standard Alignment:**

## Placing Toothpicks

### How many toothpicks are in the 6th figure? ... the 11th figure?

**Shared By:**

Justin Levack

Kyle Pearce

**Math Topic:**

Patterning, Proportional / Direct Variation Linear Relations

**Ontario Curriculum Alignment:**

- Grade 6 [Patterning and Algebra - PA1, Patterning and Algebra - PA2]
- Grade 7 [Patterning and Algebra - PA1, Patterning and Algebra - PA2]
- Grade 8 [Patterning and Algebra - PA1, Patterning and Algebra - PA2]
- MAT1L
- MAT2L
- MFM1P [Linear Relations - LR1, Linear Relations - LR2, Linear Relations - LR3, Number Sense and Algebra - NA1]
- MPM1D [LR2, Number Sense and Algebra - NA2]

**Common Core State Standard Alignment:**

## R2D2 Post-Its by @MrOrr_geek

### How many post-it notes will it take to fill the board?

**Shared By:**

Jon Orr

**Math Topic:**

Measurement of Area, Proportional Reasoning

**Ontario Curriculum Alignment:**

- Grade 6 [Measurement - M2, Number Sense and Numeration - NS3]
- Grade 7 [Measurement - M2, Number Sense and Numeration - NS3]
- Grade 8 [Measurement - M2, Number Sense and Numeration - NS3]
- MAT1L
- MAT2L
- MFM1P [Measurement and Geometry - MG2, Number Sense and Algebra - NA1]
- MPM1D [MG2, Number Sense and Algebra - NA2]

**Common Core State Standard Alignment:**

## Gas Guzzler

### What is the cost of gasoline per litre?

**Shared By:**

Kyle Pearce

**Math Topic:**

Ratios and Rates, Rates of Change, Slope, Direct Variation of a Linear Relation, Proportional Reasoning

**Ontario Curriculum Alignment:**

**Common Core State Standard Alignment:**

## Doritos Roulette: Hot or Not?

### How Many Chips Are Hot?

**Shared By:**

Kyle Pearce

**Math Topic:**

probability, expected value, ratios, fractions, proportions.

**Ontario Curriculum Alignment:**

**Common Core State Standard Alignment:**

## Super-Bear

### How many regular bears equals the super bear?

**Shared By:**

Dan Meyer

**Math Topic:**

Understand ratio concepts and use ratio reasoning to solve problems.

**Ontario Curriculum Alignment:**

**Common Core State Standard Alignment:**

## 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

**Ontario Curriculum Alignment:**

**Common Core State Standard Alignment:**

## Eiffel Tower Trek

### How many stairs are there?

**Shared By:**

Mishaal Surti

**Math Topic:**

Proportional Reasoning, Rate of Change, Ratio, Measurement, Length

**Ontario Curriculum Alignment:**

**Common Core State Standard Alignment:**

## Big Cheques

### How many times bigger is the printed cheque vs. the original?

**Shared By:**

Kyle Pearce

**Math Topic:**

Proportional Reasoning, Ratios/Rates, Percentages, Direct Variation.

**Ontario Curriculum Alignment:**

**Common Core State Standard Alignment:**

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