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)
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.
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 Grades 2-3
Act 3 Grade 4