# 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:

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:

There are 15 of each flavor.

There are 4 flavors.

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

## 6 thoughts on “3 Act: Tic Tac Total (Grades 2-4)”

1. Sara

My grade level has just started doing these three act tasks and I love mini Tic Tacs! Can’t wait to use it this year 🙂

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• Yay! Let me know how it goes:)

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2. Nancy

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• Which specific concept are you looking for with decimals?

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3. Maya S

Dear Teacher, My students noticed the answer is actually 480. Thanks for all your work! We love your math!!!

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4. LOL – yep – fixing it now! Thank your kids for finding the error!

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