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Classifying Quadrilaterals

8-10 yrs old

Math & Economics

Define, build, and classify quadrilaterals then will peer review classmates' structures by labeling shapes with signs and documentation.

avatar Submitted By: Minecraft Education

April 30, 2019

Skills

  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking

External References

Minecraft World File

Download the world and open with Minecraft: Education Edition.

Engage NY Link

Associated Engage NY module and lesson.

Supporting Files

Worksheet


Learning Objectives

  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.5.G.B.3 Understand that attributes belonging to a category of two-dimensional figures also belong to all subcategories of that category. For example, all rectangles have four right angles and squares are rectangles, so all squares have four right angles.
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.5.G.B.4 Classify two-dimensional figures in a hierarchy based on properties.

Guiding Ideas

1) What does a “Quad”mean? (use examples like a “quadruplets”)

2) What does “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?

 

Student Activities

Students will enter the multiplayer world with their Classifying Shapes Worksheets and watch the videos embedded inside the NPCs. The students will come up with a definition and build shapes that can 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 hit the “More Shapes” button inside the NPC to be teleported into the next room.

Room 1) Quadrilaterals

Room 2) Trapezoids

Room 3) Parallelograms

Room 4) Rectangles

Room 5) Squares, Rhombuses, and Kites.


Optional Capture the Flag Game

After your class is finished you might what to play a game of Quadrilateral Capture the Flag. To do this simply go to coordinates x-39 y4 z4 by using the command /tp @a -39 4 4 Split the class into two teams and have each team chose a skin to wear as a uniform. After you push the “Build Map” button students will be teleported into the “Team Room” the purple team will walk to the purple side and the gold team will walk to the gold side and all players will then enter the game map.

Once in the game map as students to build quadrilaterals and label them. When you feel that they have build enough structures hit the play game button at x-39 y4 z9and students will then be teleported to their locker rooms where they will pick their character and play capture the flag. First team to destroy the other teams flag wins.

Performance Expectations

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.

Skills

  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking

External References

Minecraft World File

Download the world and open with Minecraft: Education Edition.

Engage NY Link

Associated Engage NY module and lesson.

Supporting Files

Worksheet