Thursday, May 8, 2014

3 act math tasks

I have been assigning math tasks as homework but my students often need too much scaffolding to do it by themselves.  I just discovered Dan Meyers 3 act math tasks.  The main website has a picture or video and the visitor can ask a question about the video or picture.  What makes this site more valuable are the lesson plans for the 3 act math tasks. 
Act one is the set up based on the video or picture
Actu two is looking at what info is needed to solve this.
Act three is the resolution.
In finding the site, I found this spreadsheet with a list of three act math tasks on the website.
This looks like a nice way to scaffold tasks for my students so they can complete the assignment without getting too frustrated.