3 Act: It’s Not Just a Mint

Anytime I see multiple sizes of products, I immediately think of what task I could make.  I’ve had these tic tacs on my desk for about three months and finally decided to sit down and film today.  This task aligns to CCSS 5.NBT.B.6 if using long division as your objective.  It aligns to 5.NF.B.3 if using dividing whole numbers leading to answers in the form of a fraction or mixed number.  I’ve included different images for Act 3 for each.

Act 1

What do you notice?  What do you wonder?

Possible questions:

How many small boxes fit in a large box?

Give a too high and too low estimate.

Act 2

What information do you need to solve the problem?

It's Not Just a Mint Act 2

Act 3

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As always, I would love feedback on how this could be better!

3 Act: The Force is On Sale

I stopped by Walgreens today to pick up some reusable grocery bags that I’ve had my eye on for a while knowing I would buy them during the after Halloween sale and found some Star Wars treasures!  Anyone who knows me knows that pretty much half of my wardrobe and household items are Star Wars…so I naturally could not pass up these yard signs!   To top it off..I was able to create this 3 Act Task:)

The task addresses CCSS 5.NBT.B.7.

Act 1

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What do you notice?

What do you wonder?

Act 2

What information do you need?


Act 3

act 3

Why was it $4.99 and not $4.995 or $5.00?