When my son opened his box of Jelly Belly candies I couldn’t resist creating a 3 Act Math task as it was so perfectly set up in five neat compartments. I am posting the acts here, but there are many different ways you could go with this task. I have included several options for Act 3 depending on your goal for the lesson. This task could be used for any of the following CCSS standards, but I have chosen to use it for 2.NBT.B.6 (yes I know it is 5 whole numbers) and 3.NBT.A.3
What do you notice? What do you wonder?
Possible Question: How many beans altogether?
Write a too high and a too low estimate.
What information do you need?
Other possible extensions:
Which fraction is pink? brown? Write an equivalent fraction.
Here is the blank picture if you would like to change the objective and create your own Act 3: