The Three Act Lesson originated with Dan Meyer and continues to have a powerful impact in mathematics. The three acts structure utilizes a hook, a gathering of information, and a resolution phase. This module will introduce teachers to some of the most popular 3 ACT Math Lessons and help teachers understand the important components for facilitating 3 ACT lessons in their own classrooms.
Understand inconsistent systems of linear equations
Understand calculations for arithmetic sequences and series.
Understand surface area of rectangular prisms
Recognize a 3 ACT lesson as having a hook, inquiry/information collection, and resolution phrase
Ability to tell a mathematical story in 3 Acts
Ability to facilitate a 3 ACT lesson in the mathematics classroom
Understand that naturally generating/inspiring mathematical curiosity is an important part of students’ mathematical growth
Realize that a more natural mathematical thought process is to generate a question you want answered and then identify the necessary data/mathematical process to resolve it