3 Acts

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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