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The Decimal Dungeon - Part 3

8-10 yrs old

Math & Economics

Explore the Decimal Dungeon in a five-part unit on Numbers & Operations in Base Ten where students observe and build math models to solve problems.

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.

Learning Objectives

  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.5.NBT.B.5 Fluently multiply multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.

Guiding Ideas

Introduce area models. Try watching this video for a sample problem.

1) What is a area model?

2) How do can we build an area model for multi digit multiplication.

3) Does this also work with decimals?

Practice 3.4 x 0.3=

Discuss strategies.

 

Student Activities

Play Game

Students will enter the world in single player mode watch videos, observer and build math models, and fight monsters. The game will start at coordinate 228 9 0 or you can go to the Hub at coordinate -33 5 69 and chose Level 4. If student have passed this level on day two they should still start at Level 4 with everyone else.

Challenge 1) Observer and Identify Multi Digit Multiplication Problems

Students will observe four multi digit math models and identify the problem and the product and answer the questions in the computer lock.

Challenge 2) Students will build multi digit multiplication math models.

The setup for building a multi digit multiplication problem

Performance Expectations

1) The student was able to observe area models of multi digit multiplication and identify what problem is being asked.

2) The student was able to observe area models of multi digit multiplication and identify the product of the problem.

3) The student was able to build and explain math model of multi digit multiplication problems.

4) The student was able to obtain a score of 2 or higher on the standard.

 

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.

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