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
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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.
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Goods and Services Simulation
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Crafting Your Review
Students create a review world for others.
Building Word Problems
Create a scene that depicts a word problem.
Fractions and Multiplication
Multiply #s greater than, less than, or equal to 1
Fraction Capture the Flag
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Ice Fishing Derby
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Angles and Building Bridges
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The Decimal Dungeon – Part 2
Number Line Railroad
CCSS 4th Grade Math
Base Ten Puzzles
Play a mini-game and solve base ten problems.
Two Step Word Problems
Build a two step world problem.
Measurement Mini Game
Play, examine, and create plans for a mini-game.
A review of counting by 1's, 5's, 10's, and 25's.
Explore the concept of volume in Minecraft.
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Points, Lines, Rays & Droppers
Learn about 2D figures by creating dropper games.
Define, build, and classify quadrilaterals
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Fun, Functional Playground
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Part of Whole Art (fraction)
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Finding the Unknown
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Regrouping Death Run
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Round Numbers Video
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Wither Battle Regrouping
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Long Division in Minecraft
Use blocks to show long division.
Multi Digit Multiplication
Explore multi digit multiplication in Minecraft.
Subtraction + Regrouping CTF
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Survival Olympics Bar Graphs
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Coordinate Planes in Minecraft
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Use equivalent fractions to build a racetrack.
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Commutative Property Bed Wars
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Explore how number patterns are used in building.
Javelin Line Plots
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Number Pattern Architecture
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Find the size of different landforms in Minecraft.
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