# Math Minutes

## What if we made one small change...

What if "problem solving" math looked more like this (watch the very short video below).
Act 1 - Snack Packs

## Act One

How many pretzels are in the box? Write down a guess that you know is too high and a guess that you know is too low.

## Act Two

What information would be useful to figure this out?

After you come up with the questions you have, watch the video and take a look at the picture to collect the information you need.
Act 2 - Snack Packs

## Act Three

Act 3 - Snack Packs

## Three-Act Math

With just a few tweaks to the problems in the textbooks, you can provide more access and engagement for students in your classroom. Check out the guru of "Three-Act Math", Dan Meyer in these two videos below. I think this is just the thing to try out before school lets out for the summer! Let me know if you are interested! I would love to try it out with your class.

## Redefining Math Problem Solving

Dan Meyer at TEDxNYED
Dan Meyer Talk at Cambridge NRICH/PRIMAS day

## Post Video Reflection Questions

2. How can we involve students NOW in creating video "Three-Act Tasks" for use NEXT year?

## Three Act Math Resources Kinder-5th!

Here are some links to websites with a plethora of video problem starters for "three-act" problems and well as some embedded videos to get you started.
Peas in a Pod (Act 1)