3 Act: Tic Tac Total (Grades 2-4)

I am just obsessed with these tiny Tic Tac boxes and had to create a task so that I had an excuse to buy them!  This task is well suited for several grade level standards ranging from 2nd grade to 4th.

The grade 2-3 option is in orange below and the 4th is in blue.

CCSS 2-3 Options: 2.NBT.B.6, 3.OA.A.3

CCSS 4 Options: 4.NBT.B.5 or 4.OA.A.3 (with write an equation)

Act 1:

Grades 2-3 Act 1

Grades 4-5 Act 1

What do you notice?  What do you wonder?

Grades 2-3 question: How many little Tic Tac containers are in the big one?

Grades 4: How many Tic Tacs are there in all of the containers?

Write an estimate that is too low, one that is too high and one that is reasonable.

Act 2:

Grade 2-3 Act 2:

There are 15 of each flavor.

There are 4 flavors.

Grade 4 Act 2:

Write an equation with a letter standing for the unknown quantity and solve.


Act 3:

Act 3 Grades 2-3

Act 3.1Act 3.2Act 3.3Act 3.4Act 3.5

Act 3 Grade 4

Act 3.6