One of my favorite bloggers is Dan Meyer. He taught high school mathematics. Wanting to find a way to engage children to see mathematics everywhere, he created The Three Act Task. Three-Act Tasks are mathematical stories that children become personally invested in. Through these tasks, students learn to explain their thinking, practice persevering through challenges, and realize that math is all a round them.

ACT ONE: Is usually a video or a picture that gets students excited about the math. Students are asked where the math is? What they notice and thinking?

ACT TWO: Here students find the information needed to solve the problem using the visual from Act One to help. It's time to solve the problem.

ACT THREE: The problem is resolved. Students share how they solved the problem.

ACT TWO: Here students find the information needed to solve the problem using the visual from Act One to help. It's time to solve the problem.

ACT THREE: The problem is resolved. Students share how they solved the problem.

**Links to Three-Act Tasks**

Graham Fletcher- Three- Act Tasks for Elementary Grades (K-8)- Math teacher, coach and specialist. He states on his website "I just want to be a better teacher." His tasks are linked to the Common Core standards. He also provides big ideas and questions for each task.

Mike Wiernicki-

Robert Kaplinsky-

Dan Meyer-

Mike Wiernicki-

__Three- Act Tasks for Elementary Grades (2-8)__- Mike Wiernicki is a math coach and consultant. Besides providing Three- Act Tasks he also writes his thoughts about teaching math in a blog and offers his favorite resources for math enthusiast to browse.Robert Kaplinsky-

__Three-Act Tasks for Elementary Grades (K-8)__- Robert is a consultant and educator passionate about teaching teachers how to make their students better problem solvers. He provides lessons, blog, and resources on his website.Dan Meyer-

__Three- Act Tasks (6-12)__- Dan Meyers google doc provides a list of about 80 Three-Act Tasks with common core standard. Although most tasks are for upper grades, a few elementary tasks can be found on this spreadsheet.Don't forget to thank Dan if you love these tasks.