# 3 Act Math Tasks

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

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# MPM1D

## Number Sense and Algebra - NA2

**Overall Expectation Description:**

manipulate numerical and polynomial expressions, and solve first-degree equations.

## Related 3 Act Math Tasks:

## Airplane Problem – Trip to Toronto

### How many seats are there?

**Shared By:**

Kyle Pearce

**Math Topic:**

Counting and Quantity (Subitizing, Unitizing), Multiplication, Algebra

**Ontario Curriculum Alignment:**

- Grade 1 [Number Sense and Numeration - NS1]
- Grade 2 [Number Sense and Numeration - NS2, Number Sense and Numeration - NS3]
- Grade 3 [Number Sense and Numeration - NS3]
- Grade 4 [Patterning and Algebra - PA2]
- Grade 5 [Patterning and Algebra - PA2]
- Grade 6 [Number Sense and Numeration - NS1]
- Grade 7 [Patterning and Algebra - PA2]
- Grade 8 [Patterning and Algebra - PA2]
- MFM1P [Number Sense and Algebra - NA2]
- MFM2P [Quadratic Relations in y = ax^2 + bx + c Form - QR3]
- MPM1D [Number Sense and Algebra - NA2]
- MPM2D [Quadratic Relations - QR4]

**Common Core State Standard Alignment:**

## Calvin’s Clearance

### What is the sale price?

**Shared By:**

Kyle Pearce

**Math Topic:**

Percentages and Discounts

**Ontario Curriculum Alignment:**

**Common Core State Standard Alignment:**

## 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:**

## 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:**

## Counting Candies

### How many candies should each person get?

**Shared By:**

Justin Levack

Kyle Pearce

**Math Topic:**

Multiplying and Dividing Fractions, Solving for an Unknown, Number Sense and Numeration.

**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:**

## Snipping Straws

### What's the length of your snipped straw?

**Shared By:**

Kyle Pearce

**Math Topic:**

Solving equations involving area of a circle.

**Ontario Curriculum Alignment:**

**Common Core State Standard Alignment:**

## Bolt

### How fast is Usain Bolt running?

**Shared By:**

Dan Meyer

**Math Topic:**

Understand ratio concepts and use ratio reasoning to solve problems // Direct variation // Linear equations

**Ontario Curriculum Alignment:**

**Common Core State Standard Alignment:**

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