I have a stock pile of 3 Act tasks I have been waiting to film over the past few months and am just now carving out a few hours to get them going.
When I saw this bag of bubble gum at the store, it stood out because there were 3 flavors. My mind immediately went to structuring an addition problem with 3 addends for first grade. Here is what I came up with. I decided to add the ten frames for the reveal as I wanted students to pay attention to how the 8 and 2 could be combined to make a 10. I feel like adding that opened this task up to another standard. Please comment on how to extend the task or modify it to make it better. It takes a math village:)
What did you notice? What do you wonder?
Question: How many pieces of bubble gum are in the bag?
What is an answer that is too high, too low?
What information do you need to answer the question?
There are 10 apple, 8 grape, 2 watermelon