6-7 yrs old
8-10 yrs old
Math & Economics
In this lesson, you will be challenged to write code to make quadrilaterals that you have made by hand in Minecraft.
June 19, 2017
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Understanding the relationship between the width and height of a shape and the number of blocks that create the solid shape is difficult for third grade students. Specifically looking at the Common Core Math Standards:
This activity requires students to have Code Connection open and running with their Minecraft Education Edition.
This activity consists of 2 parts:
Lead a class discussion on quadrilaterals, specifically calling out that they always have 4 sides. It is recommended that students focus on squares and rectangles for this activity, but will be able to extend to parallelograms if advanced coders.
Have each student choose a Minecraft material (such as gold) and build a quadrilateral as a wall (height is actually moving upwards). To start, each student should be given a number between 15 and 30 and are only allowed to make a quadrilateral with that number of blocks.
Using the Area Worksheet, have each student work through their individual shape. You can lead this as a class discussion activity, or as an individual activity. Lead a discussion with the entire class, showing examples of different student’s worksheets and how there is a relationship between adding the number of rows over and over and multiplying the rows by the columns.
After students have completed the Area Worksheet, lead a discussion on the area formula and walk students through the mod that will create their shape AND report the area.
Here is the final code:
And the recommended steps:
Expected outcomes include:
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