# 3 Act Math Tasks

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

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# MPM1D

## MG2

**Overall Expectation Description:**

## Related 3 Act Math Tasks:

## Hot Coffee

### How many gallons fit into that coffee cup?

**Shared By:**

Dan Meyer

**Math Topic:**

Understand ratio concepts and use ratio reasoning to solve problems.

Apply geometric concepts in modeling situations.

Explain volume formulas and use them to solve problems.

**Ontario Curriculum Alignment:**

**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:**

## 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

**Ontario Curriculum Alignment:**

**Common Core State Standard Alignment:**

## Guessing Gumballs Sequel

### Will all of the gumballs fit?

**Shared By:**

Kyle Pearce

**Math Topic:**

3D Measurement: Volume of a Cylinder, Volume of a Sphere and Proportional Reasoning.

**Ontario Curriculum Alignment:**

**Common Core State Standard Alignment:**

## Guessing Gumballs

### How many gumballs are needed to fill the jar?

**Shared By:**

Kyle Pearce

**Math Topic:**

3D Measurement: Volume of a Cylinder, Volume of a Sphere and Proportional Reasoning.

**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:**

## Mowing the Lawn

### How long will it take to mow the lawn?

**Shared By:**

Kyle Pearce

**Math Topic:**

Find the area of composite figures to solve problems. Extensions can include proportional reasoning and linear relationships.

**Ontario Curriculum Alignment:**

**Common Core State Standard Alignment:**

## Cones and Spheres

### How many cones does it take to fill the sphere?

**Shared By:**

Kyle Pearce

**Math Topic:**

3D Measurement: Volume/Capacity of Prisms, Pyramids and Spheres.

**Ontario Curriculum Alignment:**

**Common Core State Standard Alignment:**

## Prisms and Pyramids

### How many pyramids does it take to fill the prism?

**Shared By:**

Kyle Pearce

**Math Topic:**

3D Measurement: Volume/Capacity of Prisms and Pyramids.

**Ontario Curriculum Alignment:**

**Common Core State Standard Alignment:**

## Cookie Cutter

### How many more cookies could be made with the leftover dough?

**Shared By:**

Kyle Pearce

**Math Topic:**

Finding area of composite figures; in particular, we will be problem solving using the area of a rectangle and the area of a circle.

**Ontario Curriculum Alignment:**

**Common Core State Standard Alignment:**