Real World 3 Act Math Tasks
Check out this task involving the Canada 150 Mosaic Project. What do you notice? Wonder? How many tiles are there in that massive mosaic?
Area of Saskatchewan is a 3 act math task created specifically for the #Canada150Math Challenge about Area of a Trapezoid.
Giant Rubber Duck is one of many 3 act math tasks created specifically for the #Canada150Math Challenge! Have fun making predictions and learning math!
The Great Canadian Flag is the first of many 3 act math problems for the #Canada150Math Challenge to celebrate and mathematize Canada's 150th Birthday!
Sticky Note Challenge 3 Act Math Task sparks student curiosity by asking how many sticky notes it will take to hold the weight of the man in the video.
Check out this video of Krispy Kreme Donuts and that huge box! What do you notice? What do you wonder? Explore multiplication and division strategies!
Watch a video of a plane taking off and landing. What do you notice? What do you wonder? Take a trip from subitizing & unitizing to multiplication & algebra
The Solar Panels Problem is a 3 Act Math Activity asking students to predict how many there are, then determine how much greenhouse gasses they offset.
Students are shopping for clothes with expensive retail price tags. Will the price be more reasonable after applying significant percentage discounts?
Fast Clapper is a Three Act Math Task by Nathan Kraft involving proportional reasoning and rates of change. Will he beat the record for fastest clapper?
Angle geometry including the Opposite Angle Theorem and patterns involving parallel lines cut by a transversal can be boring. Spice it up with some context!
Introduce exponential notation with a question: Which would you rather - $1 Million or a Penny a Day, Doubled for a Month? A 3 act math task for exponents.
Introduce the concepts of parallel and perpendicular lines in 3 Acts with context by using two graphing stories that produce distance-time graphs.
You are about to pour soup from one rectangular container into another. Both have different dimensions. Will the soup overflow? Find out in this 3 act task!
This "sweet" 3 act math task asks you to first guess how many gummy worms are in a jar Estimation 180-style, then use a part-part-whole model to solve!