8-10 yrs old
Math & Economics
In this lesson, students will create shapes using code and then determine the number of cubic units that combined shapes would make. 11-12 yrs old, Math, Volume, Cubic Units
June 19, 2017
Download this PDF copy of the lesson.
Recognize volume as an attribute of solid figures and understand concepts of volume measurement. Measure volumes by counting unit cubes, using cubic cm, cubic in, cubic ft, and improvised units. Relate volume to the operations of multiplication and addition and solve real world and mathematical problems involving volume. Specifically looking at the Common Core Math Standards:
This activity requires students to have Code Connection open and running with their Minecraft Education Edition.
This activity consists of 2 parts:
Create 3D Quadrilaterals
Determine the Volume of Combined Quadrilaterals
Using code, have students create quadrilaterals in Minecraft. For example, a cube that has a volume of 1000 cubic units would be:
Have students create quadrilaterals of different sizes and write down the volume for each one using the Cubic Units Worksheet.
Using the four quadrilaterals that your students have already made, have them combine them into one large quadrilateral. For example, if these are the four quadrilaterals:
Have students add offsets to each shape mod to make them 1 large quadrilateral:
Calculate the volume of the large quadrilateral based on the volume of the smaller quadrilaterals, then confirm that volume by counting the number of blocks created with your mod.
Lead a discussion on how the volume would change (or not) if the combined four shapes did not create a perfect quadrilateral (e.g. they were a pyramid instead).
Expected outcomes include:
Basic geometric concepts of area and perimeter.
What can we do to slow deforestation?
LEARNING ECONOMICS: PRODUCTIVE RESOURCES
Students learn the use of resources to build.
Ss will relate decimals & fractions w/ a garden
Can you win a bridge building competition?
Students to create a sustainable energy circuit
Solving multiplication problems using arrays
Area and Volume
Use the formulas for area and volume.
Rube Goldberg Machines
Minecraft and Physics.
Building Sustainable Homes
What would happen if we ignored climate change?
Save the Village Using Order of Operations
Goods and Services Simulation
Students take a good from inception to store
Loss of Biodiversity
What would happen with an extinction of a specie?
LEARNING ECONOMICS WITH MINECRAFT: CHOICES, COSTS AND BENEFITS
SUBMITTED BY: The Council for Economic Education (CEE). For more ...
Patterns and motifs
Patterns & motifs convey culture and heritage
Pixel Power! Part 1
Using the Cartesian Plane to make Art!
A math area world to learn how to calculate area
Area and Perimeter Tasks
Students will demonstrate knowledge
Pixel Power! Part 2
How to create the equation of a line. y = mx + c
Craft Your Future: Refurbish
In this custom built Minecraft world, students encounter a variet...
This is a yearlong project for Fifth Grade.
Creation of Geometrical Sculptures in Minecraft
Students will create a zoo in Minecraft.
Craft your Future – Renovation
Minecraft. In this custom built Minecraft world, students encount...
In this lesson, you will be challenged to write code to make quad...
Preventing Urban Spread
How do we use land efficiently?
Creating equivalent fraction models
This project shows how you can create a rainbow in Minecraft usin...
Build a Dam
3rd Grade Engineering Challenge
Recreate real-world objects in Minecraft
Parkour w/ Code!
Design a Parkour Course w/ Simple Code
Creeper Tower Test
5th Grade Engineering Challenge
Angler Arithmetic – Cool Math!
Fishing Competition Teaches Math in Engaging Way
Explore Treasure Island through Minecraft.
Surface Area and Perimeter
6th Grade CCSS Math
What’s the Probability
Help Archimedes discover the Probability of Drops!
Build a Cathedral
Students to design and build a Cathedral
Learning about Ratios via Minecraft
In this mod, students will learn different ratio rules for a spec...
Exploring Systems of Measurement
Students will use Minecraft to reimagine system of measurement in...
American Flag Three-Act Math
Determine the fraction/percent of each color!
Craft your future – Construction
In this custom-built Minecraft world, students encounter a variet...
Craft Your Future – Restoration
Fractions Pixel Art
Break down pixel art into fractions.
Craft your Future – Learning Construction in Minecraft – Introduction
Repeated Addition with Parkour
Build a parkour course to show addition.
To calculate formula
Ice Fishing Derby
5th Grade CCSS Math
Fraction Capture the Flag
Explore fractions through playing capture the flag
Crafting Your Review
Students create a review world for others.
Steve’s New Home
A problem solving maths lesson.
Number Line Railroad
CCSS 4th Grade Math
Explore fraction models and build a farm.
Building Word Problems
Create a scene that depicts a word problem.
Division Into Equal Numbers
Learn division by rearranging arrays of blocks.
Measurement Mini Game
Play, examine, and create plans for a mini-game.
Symmetry in Pixel Art
Study and use lines of symmetry in pixel art.
Fun, Functional Playground
Students redesign their existing school playground
Two Step Word Problems
Build a two step world problem.
Angles and Building Bridges
Explore lines and angles to build a bridge.
Points, Lines, Rays & Droppers
Learn about 2D figures by creating dropper games.
Survival Olympics Bar Graphs
Create graphs from Minecraft mini-game data.
Fractions in Minecraft
Build math models that correspond to fractions.
The Decimal Dungeon – Part 3
Observe & build math models to escape the dungeon!
Base Ten Puzzles
Play a mini-game and solve base ten problems.
Define, build, and classify quadrilaterals
Part of Whole Art (fraction)
Create pic using fractional parts
MAKING HOMES, PART 1
Use math to design homes in Minecraft.
Finding the Unknown
Explore finding an unknown variable.
Fractions and Multiplication
Multiply #s greater than, less than, or equal to 1
Find the size of different landforms in Minecraft.
Regrouping Death Run
Solve Base 10 rounding math problems in Minecraft.
The Decimal Dungeon – Part 1
Use equivalent fractions to build a racetrack.
Make a Regrouping Video
Build with blocks to demonstrate regrouping.
Round Numbers Video
Learn to round by building math models.
Minecraft e o espaço escolar
Estudo e intervenção na escola pelo Minecraft
The Decimal Dungeon – Part 2
Subtraction + Regrouping CTF
Build math models and play Capture the Flag
The Tragedy of the Commons
Can you solve the mystery?
Build a Two-Step Word Problem
Design a two-step word problem in Minecraft.
Multi Digit Multiplication
Explore multi digit multiplication in Minecraft.
to complete and analyze fractions
Lines, Angles & Architecture
Study lines and angles and use to design a facade.
The Decimal Dungeon – Part 4
City Planning – Survival Roads
Solve equations to plan out roads.
Arrays and Multiplication
Relate multiplication to array models.
Javelin Line Plots
Throw tridents and track distance on a graph.
Multiplication and Division
Build models to show multiplication and division.
Commutative Property Bed Wars
Build math models through mini-games
Use the fill command to build an aquarium.
Build rectangles to find the factors for 1-100.
Build a Word Problem
Write and build a word problem in Minecraft.
Coordinate Planes in Minecraft
Plot points and draw lines with basic functions.
Explore the concept of volume in Minecraft.
Explore 1st quadrant
Long Division in Minecraft
Use blocks to show long division.
Explore how number patterns are used in building.
Wither Battle Regrouping
Play a mini-game to regroup numbers in Minecraft.
Number Pattern Architecture
Use arithmetic patterns to create structures.
Elytra Flight Rounding
Solve Base 10 rounding problems thru mini-games.
MAKING HOMES, PART 2
Use crafting recipes to study fractions.
Survival City Making Roads
Students will use multiples of ten to make roads.
„გეომეტრიის სამყარო“ არ...
Survival City – Making Homes
Survival City Part 2
Use math to design a home.
Math Bed Wars!
Build math models in a Minecraft mini-game.
A review of counting by 1's, 5's, 10's, and 25's.
MAKING HOMES, PART 3
Dividing Fractions CTF
Mini game to divide hole numbers with fractions.
Fraction Capture the Flag 5NF
Solve problems and build math models to play CTF.
Sample Size/Sound Conclusions
Find a region's composition by taking a sample!
Plot a line graph javelin competition in Minecraft
Survival City Part 3
Use math to design a home in Minecraft.