Taco Cart Lesson, a Three Act Task (pp. 91--106)

Hannah Dietz


The author offers a revision of a lesson plan which uses Dan Meyer’s Three Act Task format tolead students through a problem involving the Pythagorean Theorem. The Taco Cart problem uses a reallife situation to engage students. The research-based revisions that the author offers helps increase clarityfor students and teachers.


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Ehlert, D. (2015, October 26). Promoting Growth Mindset with 3 Act Math. Retrieved May,2019, from https://www.nctm.org/Publications/Mathematics-Teaching-in-Middle-School/Blog/Promoting-Growth-Mindset-with-3-Act-Math/

Meyer, D. (2011).The Three Acts of a Mathematical Story.Retrieved May, 2019, from https://blog.mrmeyer.com/2011/the-three-acts-of-a-mathematical-story/

Nguyen, F. (2014, July 14). Mr. Meyer's Taco Cart. Retrieved May, 2019, from http://fawnnguyen.com/mr-meyers-taco-cart/


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