Crane Rescue

3 Act Math

Act 1

1. How many stories high was it?
2. What fraction of Reunion Tower is that?
3. Write down a guess.

Act 2

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

Reunion Tower Height
Story Height

Act 3


6. What would happen if the crane was 250 feet tall?
7. What would happen if Reunion Tower was 800 feet tall?

Common Core Standards
Represent and solve problems involving multiplication and division.
Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division.
solve one-step and two-step problems involving multiplication and division within 100 using strategies based on objects; pictorial models, including arrays, area models, and equal groups; properties of operations; or recall of facts
represent division of a unit fraction by a whole number and the division of a whole number by a unit fraction such as 1/3 ÷ 7 and 7 ÷ 1/3 using objects and pictorial models, including area models

Credits: WFAA, texas_mustang (Tower Pic)
Note: I received permission from WFAA News 8 Dallas to use their content.

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