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Will I pay less if I buy more?

Algebra Number Sense Ratio and Proportion 3-act tasks Any time math
image designed by macrovector / Freepik This activity can be used in a large range of grade levels.  Your class can work on percents, ...

How many times bigger?

Algebra Number Sense Geometry 3-act tasks Any time math
Listen to students initial thoughts as they wrestle through what "bigger" means ... length? height? wheel-base? volume? [table id=10 /] Act One: What questions come to mind? How many times gr...

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Number Sense Geometry Math and Science Math and Social Studies Ratio and Proportion 3-act tasks Data and probability Wow factor Any time math
Show your students the video and have a discussion! What do you notice?Why did someone create this GIF?What's the point? For Adventurer members we have our solutions.

How many hot chocolate scoops do I need?

Number Sense Math and Food 3-act tasks Any time math
Even though it is now Spring, here in New England we are still chilled and hope that some hot chocolate will warm us up.  Clicking on the above image will take you to Brian's movie of makin...

Giant beach towel

Geometry Math and Art Ratio and Proportion 3-act tasks Data and probability Wow factor
Beaches are starting to open again. Bring summertime smiles and hopes to your class with this activity.  Towel project by Misael Soto. Act One: Check out this beach towel!  Wh...

How many feet of lights should I buy for my tree?

Algebra Number Sense Geometry Holidays and Annual Events 3-act tasks
Check out our Christmas Tree! We need to buy lights for the tree.  Without calculating, guess how many feet of lights we will need. What information would help you t...

Do I have enough wrapping paper?

Algebra Number Sense Geometry Holidays and Annual Events 3-act tasks
In this problem based activity students first guess and then try to calculate whether they will have enough paper to wrap this present without taping pieces of wrapping paper together. Con...

Where should I drop my puck

Algebra Number Sense Geometry Ratio and Proportion 3-act tasks Data and probability
  Act 1 - Give students time to view the game board above or give them our one-page activity. The above picture is larger when you click on it. Ask students for their gut reaction about which sl...

Penny Wars anew

Geometry 3-act tasks
Act One: Check out all of the pennies! What questions come to mind? If you want the most money, which container should you pick? What information do you need to answer this questio...

Man paid in 500 pounds of greasy pennies!

Algebra Number Sense Math and Social Studies Current events Ratio and Proportion 3-act tasks Data and probability
    A man from Georgia, Andreas Flaten, finally received his last paycheck from his disgruntled employer. He had been owed that last check for several months and was having difficult...
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