Sam Houston

3 Act Math

Act 1

Act 1
1. How many real Sam Houstons would it take to be as tall as his statue?
2. Write down a guess.

Act 2

3. What information would be useful to figure this out?
4. Write down some questions you have in your head right now.

Statue Height
Real Height

Act 3


5. What would happen if the statue was 100 feet tall?
6. What would happen if the real Sam Houston was 5’7″?

Common Core Standards
Represent and solve problems involving multiplication and division.
Convert among different-sized standard measurement units within a given measurement system (e.g., convert 5 cm to 0.05 m), and use these conversions in solving multi-step, real world problems.
convert measurements within the same measurement system, customary or metric, from a smaller unit into a larger unit or a larger unit into a smaller unit when given other equivalent measures represented in a table


Credits: Eric Kilby, Mathew Brady, Ricketyus

2 thoughts on “Sam Houston

    1. Great question! You’re exactly right. I just rounded up to 12, so I guess it’s not completely correct. May be a good discussion to have with the class after seeing the answer.

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