Pine Ridge Math Association Social Night Presentation


Making Math Contextual, Visual, and Concrete

Thursday November 24th, 2016

Thank you for inviting me to your Pine Ridge Mathematics Association (PRMA) Social Night to learn with you! Please feel free to utilize the resources related to the day below for your future use. As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out in the future!

Math Tasks Explored:

Stacking Paper [3 Act Math Task]

How many packages of paper will it take to reach the ceiling?



Stacking Paper - 3 Act Math Task - Real World Math

This Task Is Now in a Multi-Touch Book! Grab It! Learn more about what's inside the multi-touch book here. Or, consider accessing these tasks in an interactive way via Google Sites. Real World Math in Proportional Reasoning and Linear Relations Here's a new Real World / 3 Act Math Task that is related to proportional reasoning and a direct variation linear relation with ...


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Stacking Paper Sequel [3 Act Math Task]

What is the height of the table?



Finding the Equation of a Line Given Slope and a Point - 5 Stacks of Paper on a Table

This Task Is Now in a Multi-Touch Book! Grab It! Get an idea of what's inside the multi-touch book here. Or, consider accessing these interactive tasks via a series of Google Sites pages. Finding the Equation of a Line Given Slope and a Point This 3 Act Math Task is a sequel to the Stacking Paper Real World Math Problem I created a couple weeks back. In the previous task, stud...


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Thick Stacks [3 Act Math Task]

How tall is the table?



Thick Stacks 3 Act Math Task - Height of 12 Stacks and 5 Stacks

This Task Is Now in a Multi-Touch Book! Grab It! Learn more about what's inside this multi-touch book for iBooks here. Or, consider using this task in an interactive way via Google Sites. Finding the Equation of a Line Given Two Points This 3 Act Math Task is yet another sequel to the Stacking Paper and Stacking Paper - Sequel 3 Act Math Tasks where we look at linear relati...


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The Stacking Paper Tasks are also available on iOS as a multi-touch book for iBooks:

Stacking Paper Tasks Multitouch Book for iBooks

Grab It!

Learn more about what’s inside the multi-touch book here.

Or, consider accessing these tasks in an interactive way via Google Sites.

3 Act Math Tasks: Curious Math iTunes U Course

Access over 30 tasks with all resources downloaded directly to your iOS Device to avoid streaming media in your classroom through the Curious Math iTunes U Course:

3 Act Math Tasks - Curious Math iTunes U Course

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Other Useful Courses to Check Out:


Learn Pythagorean Theorem Through Exploration – Kyle Pearce
Stacking Paper Tasks – Kyle Pearce
Beautiful Functions – Jon Orr

OR, you don’t want to download Jon’s Beautiful Functions book? Check out all of the links here on his blog.


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