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Area & Volume - Math@Minecraft

8-10 yrs old

11-13 yrs old

Animals

Math & Economics

Science

In this Lesson, students will learn the Math Concepts of Area & Volume while reviewing the diversity of Fauna endemic to Australia.

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avatar Submitted By: Kamal Preet

November 18, 2020

Skills

  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Project Based Learning

External References

Instructional Video

Walkthrough of the Minecraft World.

Minecraft World (.mcworld) File

Minecraft World (.mcworld) File of the Lesson.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the definitions of Area & Volume.
  • Calculate the Area & Volume of different shapes.
  • Correlate & integrate Area & Volume in daily life.
  • Learn about the diversity in Fauna endemic to Australia.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the creative & narrative tools in Minecraft: Education Edition i.e Slate, Poster, Board, Signs & NPCs.

Guiding Ideas

Introduce the topic to your classroom. Start with an ice-breaker session where you ask the students to differentiate between Area & Volume.

  • Area is the number of square units required to cover a particular surface.
  • Volume is the measurement of capacity in cubic units.

Student Activities

  1. Students load the supplied Minecraft world file. This world is a visual representation to help students  understand the concepts of Area & Volume.
  2. Students use mathematical formulae to solve each of the puzzles. They could write answers to the numbered puzzles on a piece of paper or on the question chalkboard and take a screenshot or use the in-game camera to document their work. The final answer can be documented in a Book & Quill in the respective chests as well.
  3. For each puzzle they solve, students earn in-game gems. The student earning all the in-game gems the fastest can be entitled to a special prize by the teacher.

Performance Expectations

  • All Learners will be able to explain what is Area & Volume & differentiate between them.
  • Most Learners will be able to calculate Area & Volume by counting blocks & apply formulae for calculating Area & Volume.
  • Some Learners will be able to apply formulae for solving word problems.

Skills

  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Project Based Learning

External References

Instructional Video

Walkthrough of the Minecraft World.

Minecraft World (.mcworld) File

Minecraft World (.mcworld) File of the Lesson.