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Quadrilateral Capture the Flag

8-10 yrs old

Computer Science

Compare, contrast and define different quadrilaterals. Build them on the map to play the capture the flag mini-game.

avatar Submitted By: Minecraft Education

February 21, 2019

Skills

  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking

External References

World File

Supporting Minecraft world file.

Engage NY Module

Related Engage NY Module link.

Supporting Files

How to play Capture the Flag


Instructions on how to play the Capture the Flag Minecraft mini-game.

Portfolio Example


Example of how students' portfolio with look.

Square


Rhombus


Parallelogram


Rectangle


Opening Slideshow


Worksheet


Learning Objectives

  • CCSS.Math.Content.3.G.A.1 Understand that shapes in different categories (e.g., rhombuses, rectangles, and others) may share attributes (e.g., having four sides), and that the shared attributes can define a larger category (e.g., quadrilaterals). Recognize rhombuses, rectangles, and squares as examples of quadrilaterals, and draw examples of quadrilaterals that do not belong to any of these subcategories.

Guiding Ideas

Opening Sideshow

  • Materials: Math notebooks and pencils (colored pencils and graph paper are good for this too)
  • Slideshow file (See supporting Files section)
  • Whiteboard and markers

The point of the slideshow is to show students different kinds of quadrilaterals. You feel that the students can define them unveil the Big Idea.

A quadrilateral is a four lined shape.

Student Activities

Game Set Up : The Math Battlefield

The students will enter the game in survival mode and with no items and will be trapped on the map. Once all your students have signed on to the game, have everyone get off their computers and sit together by teams, Purple or Gold. Now that your students are away from their computers push the create map button, this will teleport all players to the room where we will choose our teams.

One at a time, a student from each team will go to their computers and walk through the trip wire and teleport into the map with blocks, a pickaxe, the ability to fly, a camera and portfolio. Because the way the game is coded it is very important that the students go in one at a time.

Use the drawings in in your packet and create 2 of each quadrilateral.

Rules of Map building

1. Shapes cannot touch

2. No side can be longer than 10

See examples of shapes in Supporting Files section.

Play Game.

How to Play Capture the Flag

Part 1:My Game Starting procedure.

Best Practices: This game was designed to be played with any kind of math and is not limited to multiplication and division, so play this game all year with different kinds of math models. If you can play a game like this once a week for 30 minutes math will become everyone's favorite subject and the engagement will stretch out all week.

Make a copy of the world for your students to play in and save a clean copy for assessment in and have them log on. Once they logged on on just like before, have all your students set in their teams away from their computers and push the start game button. Once again the students will get teleported into a room to choose teams. Now one student from each team will enter the map at a time. They will choose their team, choose their character, and get off their computer and go back to their groups so the next person can enter the world. Once all players have entered the map, say “3, 2, 1. Go!” and play the game.

Best Practices: Remind you students that they should be able to do this in a just a few seconds and the faster they get off the computer the long they can game.

Rules

1. The first team to break all of the other teams flag wins

2. You can change characters when you die

3. No leaving the map

Once all the blocks of the team's flag have been destroyed a message will say the winner and kill at the players to end the game. To play again send students to their teams away from the computers hit the play game button and have them enter the game one at a time again.

Debrief Questions

1. What patterns did you see in the equivalent fractions

2. Why is ½ the same thing as 4/8th?

3. What is the difference between a number and an amount?

 

Performance Expectations

1) The student was able to come up with definitions for quadrilaterals, squares, rectangle, rhombus, and parallelogram. (3.GA.1)

2) The student was able to compare and contrast different quadrilaterals. (3.GA.1)

3) The student was able to build math models of quadrilaterals and compare them to their definitions. (3.GA.1)

4) The student was able to Recreate a different quadrilateral from the work of other students. (3.GA.1)

5) The student was able to document their models with pictures in their portfolios

 

Skills

  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking

External References

World File

Supporting Minecraft world file.

Engage NY Module

Related Engage NY Module link.

Supporting Files

How to play Capture the Flag


Instructions on how to play the Capture the Flag Minecraft mini-game.

Portfolio Example


Example of how students' portfolio with look.

Square


Rhombus


Parallelogram


Rectangle


Opening Slideshow


Worksheet