# Math Minutes

### Volume 21- Real World Math With "Three Act Tasks"

## 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

## Act Two

Write down some question you have in your head write now.

Act 2 - Snack Packs

## Act Three

Watch for the answer.

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

- How does changing a typical "word problem" to a "Three-Act Task" help promote access to high level math tasks?
- 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)

Act 1 - Cookies

the Big Pad (Act: 1)