Tag Archives: 3-act task

More than one way to skin a task!

I tried “the Big Pad” with a 4th grade class and my anticipation of possible solutions was way off!!!  I mean, c’mon Graham, think outside the box. Our students attacked this problem in more ways than a charter bus filled with senior citizens attacks an … Continue reading

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MTBos Mission #1: 3-Act Hanging by a Hair

I have been a huge fan of Dan Meyer and his 3-Act approach to problem solving http://blog.mrmeyer.com. Unfortunately, almost every 3-Act task I have come across on his website and over the web involves middle school standards concepts and beyond. … Continue reading

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