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).

All videos can be downloaded or viewed at Vimeo

 
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M&M Spill


Standard K.MD.2
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Flying Cards


Standard K.CC 2, K.CC 3, K.CC 4, K.CC 5
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Sharing Hearts


Standard K.NBT
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Rainbow of Mess


Standard K.MD.3
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Balloons


Standard K.OA.1, K.OA.4
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Fun Size Adding


Standard 1.OA.5, 1.NBT.2
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Shrinking Toy


Standard 1.OA.5.A1
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Fast & Furious


Standard 1.OA.6, 2.OA1
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Stolen Skittles


Standard 2.OA1
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Cars for Kobe


Standard 2.NBT.6
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Fly With Me


Standard 3.NBT.2
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A Full Deck


Standard 2.OA.C.3, 3.OA.A.3
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Fly With Me Again


Standard 3.NBT.2
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Joey’s Money


Standard 3.NBT.2
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Tower of Water


Standard 4NBT5, 3.NBT.2
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The Egg Spangled Banner


Standard 4.NBT.5
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Divided Hearts


Standard 4NBT6
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Napkin Rolls


Standard 4NBT5
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Jumping Jelly Beans


Standard 4NBT6
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Ferrero Frenzy


Standard 4NBT5
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American Pepsi


Standard 4NBT5
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Stack of Sodas


Standard 4.NBT.5
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M&M Jar


Standard 4.NBT.5
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Colorful Clips


Standard 4NBT6, 4.NBT.6
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Cans of Paint


Standard 5.NF.6, 5.MD.1
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Sassy Cents


Standard 6.NS.B.3
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National Taco Day


Standard 6.RP.2, 6.RP.A.3
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M&M Pyramid


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


Standard 6.EE.9, 6.RP
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Too Many Quarters


Standard 6.RP.2, 6.RP, 6.RP.A.3