8-10 yrs old
Math & Economics
Define, build, and classify quadrilaterals then will peer review classmates' structures by labeling shapes with signs and documentation.
June 1, 2020
Minecraft World File
Download the world and open with Minecraft: Education Edition.
Common Core Standard Link 5.G.B.3
Common Core Standard Link 5.G.B.4
Engage NY Link
Associated Engage NY module and lesson.
1) What does the root “Quad” mean? (use examples like a “quadruplets”)
2) What does the root “lateral” mean? (use examples like a “lateral pass” in football)
3) What is a quadrilateral?
4) What kind of shapes can we make with four lines?
5) What is a square?
6) What is a rectangle?
7) Is a square a rectangle and why or why not?
8) Is a rectangle a square and why or why not?
Students will enter the multiplayer world Classifying Shapes. Each student should have a Classifying Quadrilaterals Worksheet as well.
Videos with additional explanations are embedded inside the NPCs.
In the world, the students will come up with a definition and build shapes that can be classified under that definition. After that they will peer review the work of their classmates by labeling the shape with a sign, one structure can be more than one shape, for example a parallelogram is also a trapezoid and quadrilateral. Once they finish move onto the next room by speaking to the NPC and choosing "Other shapes".
Room 1) Quadrilaterals
Room 2) Trapezoids
Room 3) Parallelograms
Room 4) Rectangles
Room 5) Squares, Rhombuses, and Kites
1) The student was able to define geometric shapes.
2) The student was able to classify geometric shapes into subcategories.
3) The student was able to design different geometric shapes with Minecraft blocks.
4) The student was able to complete the geometric shape worksheet.