3 Acts

 
What’s a 3 Act task? It was originally formulated by Dan Meyer. First, there’s a video/picture that introduces a
problem (Act 1). Next, there’s a few clues that give a little more context to the problem (Act 2). Students then have
to construct/craft a solution path themselves. Last is the big reveal–the answer (Act 3).
 
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M&M Spill


Standard K.MD.2
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Balloons


Standard: K.OA.1, K.OA.4
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Flying Cards


Standard: K.CC 2, 3, 4, 5

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Sharing Hearts


Standard: KNBT
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Rainbow of Mess


Standard: K.MD.3
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Fun Size Adding


Standard: 1.OA.5, 1.NBT.2
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Fast & Furious


Standard: 1.NBT6, 2.OA1
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Shrinking Toys


Standard:
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Stolen Skittles


Standard: 2.OA.1
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M&M Jar


Standard: 4NBT5
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Stack of Sodas


Standard: 4NBT5
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American Pepsi


Standard: 4NBT5, 6.NS3
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Ferrero Frenzy


Standard: 4NBT5
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Napkin Rolls


Standard: 4NBT5
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Divided Hearts


Standard: 4NBT6
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Cans of Paint


Standard K.MD.2
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Sassy Cents


Standard: 6.NS.B.3
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National Taco Day


Standard
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M&M Pyramid


Standard: 8.EE.2, 6.EE.A1, 4.NBT.5, 3.NBT.3
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Ball Drop


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This year I've been introduced to 3 Act Tasks.  What's a 3 Act task?  It was formulated by Dan Meyer.  First, there's a video/picture that introduces a problem (Act 1).  Next, there's a few clues that give a little more context to the problem(Act 2).  Students then have to construct/craft a solution path themselves.  Act 3 is the big reveal--the answer.

Since being introduced to them, I wanted to create and share my own.  This is only the beginning as my mind is always working on ideas.

Please remember that this page is a work in progress.  You can also download my videos from Vimeo.

Grade Title Standard(s)  
K M&M Spill  K.MD.2  blog post
  Balloons  K.OA.1, K.OA.4  
  Flying Cards  K.CC 2, 3, 4, 5  
   Sharing Hearts  KNBT  blog post
   Rainbow of Mess  K.MD.3  blog post
 1st  Fun Size Adding

 

Fast & Furious

1.OA.5, 1.NBT.2

 

1.NBT6 , 2.OA1

 
 1st Shrinking Toy (2019)    
 2nd Stolen Skittles 2.OA.1  
3rd    2.OA,   3.OA.A.3  
 4th  M&M Jar  4NBT5  
  Stack of Sodas 4NBT5  
  American Pepsi 4NBT5, 6.NS3  
  Ferrero Frenzy (2018) 4NBT5  
  Napkin Rolls 4NBT5  
  Divided Hearts  4NBT6  blog post
 5th  Cans of Paint 5NF.B6, 5MD.A1  
 6th Sassy Cents 6.NS.B.3  blog post
 6th National Taco Day    
 8th, 6th, 4th, 3rd M&M Pyramid (2018) 8.EE.2, 6.EE.A1, 4.NBT.5, 3.NBT.3  
 6th  Ball Drop (2019)    

 

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