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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.

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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

Instructions
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

Evaluation
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!

Skills

  • Project Based Learning
  • Critical Thinking
  • Creativity

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