3 Act: Color Cubes

This task has 6 categories, but I think it is accessible to 2nd graders to address standard 2.MD.D.10.

Act 1:

What do you notice?  What do you wonder?

Estimate.  How many of each color cube are in the basket?

Act 2: 

act-2

There are 6 yellow cubes.  There are 2 more green cubes than yellow cubes.

There are the same number of orange cubes as red cubes.  There is one more orange cube than green cube.

There are the same number of blue and purple cubes.

There are 4 more purple cubes than Red cubes.

graph

Use the graph to to help you organize the data.

How many of each color cube are in the basket?

Act 3: 

Was your solution correct?

Who is willing to share a strategy for a correct solution?

Who is willing to share an incorrect solution?

What’s the math?

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3 thoughts on “3 Act: Color Cubes

  1. So I did this with a third grade class just now and they found an error. The total number of cubes is 58 in your third act, not 60 as it is in Act one and the clues in act two lead you to believe. The error was in the number of green. There should have been 10 green, not 8 green. Other than that, they loved it! Thanks.

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