Minecraft Math - Surface Area

14-18 yrs old

Math & Economics

Students will create building and calculate the surface area, then they will be give surface area and create structures with that surface area.

avatar Submitted By: Dean Vendramin

March 10, 2017

Learning Objectives

  • Outcome: SS9.2 - Saskatchewan Curriculum Extend understanding of area to surface area of right rectangular prisms, right cylinders, right triangular prisms, to composite 3-D objects. [CN, PS, R, V]

Guiding Ideas

What is surface area?

How do you calculate surface area?

What formulas can you create for surface area?

Student Activities

1) Using Minecraft Creative Mode create the following:

a) a shelter with a flat roof of your size(make a door but pretend that it is part of the blocks when calculating surface area )
b) a pyramid of your size (don’t make it too big)
c) any structure with a surface area of 25 m2
d) any structure with a surface area of 50 m2

2. After you complete each structure, you are to take a screenshot (use print screen which copies them)
3. Then go to sway or power point and make a card/slide deck with your images and your math.
4.Share me the sway/ power point when done.

Performance Expectations

Structure One  - 1 2 3 4

Structure Two - 1 2 3 4

Structure Three - 1 2 3 4

Structure Four- 1 2 3 4
Total /16
Each structure must have screenshot and math!


  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking
  • Project Based Learning