With new assessments rolling in, it is our job to prepare our students for what they might come across. Common Core requires students to apply their skills across multiple situations and be able to show their thinking and explain their mathematical reasoning behind their answers.
This set of Three Act Math Tasks are designed to do just that. Modeled after the multi-part assessments, these tasks take the student through a series of three problems requiring them to use information gained in previous steps and apply that information to new situations. Each task has two strictly mathematical questions, and another that requires thinking and explanation of answers.
This set is aligned to the NBT (Numbers in Base Ten) standards for Third Grade. Included are 18 Three Act Math tasks that cover skills with rounding, multi-digit addition and subtraction (often combined), and multiplying by multiples of ten. (i.e. 40 x 8). Further sets will be designed to assist you with preparing your students for multi step problems throughout the other mathematical strands. Please download the preview for a free sample page.