#### Skills

- Creativity
- Critical Thinking

### External References

Download the world and open with Minecraft: Education Edition.

Associated Engage NY module and lesson.

### Learning Objectives

- CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.OA.A.3 Solve multistep word problems posed with whole numbers and having whole-number answers using the four operations, including problems in which remainders must be interpreted. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding.

### Guiding Ideas

**Word Problem Mad Lib Multiplication **

Hand out the Word Problem Design Sheet Packet and walk your students through the word problem MathLib on page 1. Next, unveil the Big Idea:

**Some problems take more than one step to solve. **

### Student Activities

To begin students will load the attached Word Problem Minecraft world.

**Practice problems **

Students will go into a world with a partner and will build and peer review math models for four multi-step problems. There are videos included in the NPCs to help show how to build the math models.

**Plan the build **

After they solve and check their problems with a peer,they will become building partners and plan a build together. Use the workseheet to make a script and story board.

**Build the Problem in Minecraft **

Partners work together and build the word problem that has:

a. The problem written on a slate

b. The equation on a slate (a x b)+c=d (4x242)+134=1102 and make the math models

c. A setting

d. NPCs as characters (if they finish their builds with time to spare, make the NPCs talk)

**Peer Review **

Once time has been called, each group will check out another group’s word problem:

a. Is the math correct and how do I know?

b. Is the math model correct?

c. Does the story make sense?

d. What ideas can I think of to improve this set?

e. What ideas did I learn from looking at this set?

**Optional: Make a Video explaining your problem. **

a) The video should be less then two minutes

### Performance Expectations

Performance Expectations

1. The student was able to identify what mathematical operations to use to solve the problem.

2. The student was able to deconstruct a word problem by identifying the characters, likely setting, the problem, the number family, and the variables.

3. The student was able to independently read and solve a two- step word problem.

4. The student was able to complete the four-question worksheet for homework.

5. The student provided valuable feedback during peer review

6. The student was able to build a word problem story set in Minecraft.

#### Skills

- Creativity
- Critical Thinking

### External References

Download the world and open with Minecraft: Education Edition.

Associated Engage NY module and lesson.