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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A Full Deck


Standards: 2.OA.C.3, 3.OA.A.3

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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


Standard