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Dividing Fractions CTF

8-10 yrs old

Math & Economics

Build math models that represent dividing whole numbers with fractions. Then they will play capture the flag using the math models as obstacles.

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

Dividing Fractions Worksheet


Learning Objectives

  • 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

1) What is division?

2) What is an area model?

3) Do we dividing whole numbers with fractions?

4) What tricks can we use to dividing whole numbers with fractions?

5) In what real world situations would you need to dividing whole numbers with fractions?

 

Student Activities

1) Build the Map

All players will enter the world and get in there team’s skin (Gold Team’s skin or Purple Team’s skin). The teacher will push the build the map button, all players will be teleported into the team choosing room. After the players go to the Gold or Purple side they will enter the map.

The teacher will give all the students three dividing whole numbers with fractions. The students will build, label, and document their math models in their portfolios. Help videos are located in the NCP standing behind the flag.

2) Peer Review

Have each student peer review at least 3 math models. Once all math models have been peer reviewed start the game.

3) Play Capture the Flag

The teacher will hit the “Play Game” button and the players will be teleported into their team locker rooms. The players will choose their characters and enter the game and try to destroy their opponents flag.

Performance Expectations

1) The student was able to build and explain math models of dividing whole numbers with fractions.

2) The student was able to solve problems in which they divided a whole numbers with fractions.

3) The student was able to peer review a classmates math models and determine if they are accurate or not.

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

Dividing Fractions Worksheet