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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.

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avatar Submitted By: Minecraft Education

June 1, 2020

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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.

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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 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?

 

Student Activities

Getting Started:

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.

Activity:

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

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

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Worksheet