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Crafting Fractions

8-10 yrs old

Math & Economics

Students will observe crafting recipes, write them as fractions, and then use that knowledge to make an escape!

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avatar Submitted By: Minecraft Education

May 12, 2020

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.

Learning Objectives

  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.5.NF.B.3 Interpret a fraction as division of the numerator by the denominator (a/b = a ÷ b). Solve word problems involving division of whole numbers leading to answers in the form of fractions or mixed numbers, e.g., by using visual fraction models or equations to represent the problem.
  • CCSS.Math.Content.5.NF.B.7.c Solve real world problems involving division of unit fractions by non-zero whole numbers and division of whole numbers by unit fractions, e.g., by using visual fraction models and equations to represent the problem.

Guiding Ideas

Explore these ideas with your class:

1) What are equivalent fractions?

2) How are equivalent fractions related?

3) Are fractions division problems, explain why or why not?

Student Activities

To begin, students will load the attached single player Minecraft world "Crafting Fractions".

Creating Fractions From Crafting Recipes

Students will enter the world in single player mode and identify fraction out of crafting recipes.

Make Your Escape Performance Task

Students will need to use their knowledge of fractions and division to figure out how many logs of wood will be needed to craft 18 ladders. Then students will make their escape over the wall.

 

Performance Expectations

1) The student was able to create fractions after observing crafting recipes.

2) The student was able to explain the relationship between division and fractions.

3) The student was able to use crafting recipes to figure out how many logs of wood will they need to create 18 ladders.

 

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.