8-10 yrs old
11-13 yrs old
Math & Economics
Use Minecraft to create and solve problems involving area and volume.
August 22, 2018
Area and Volume Minecraft World
Minecraft world file. Download and open with Minecraft: Education Edition to import the world.
Introduce the concept of area and volume. Explain to students that volume can be measured by finding the total number of same-size units of volume required to fill the space without gaps or overlaps.
Have students load the supplied Minecraft world fie. Use this world as a visual representation to help students understand the concepts of area and volume.
Use the mathematical formulas to solve each of the puzzles. Students should write the answers on the nearby chalkboards and take a screenshot or use the in-game camera to document their work. To simply this process, have students number the puzzles and write their answers on a piece of paper.
Once they have completed each of the puzzles, have students work in pairs. Each student will create their own puzzle using blocks within Minecraft, and have their partner try to solve.
As an extension, students could also use Code Connection and the Agent to build their shapes.
By solving the puzzles and creating their own, students will: