11-13 yrs old
Art and Design
Math & Economics
Designed for Ontario curriculum expectations aligned with the Grade 6 Spatial Sense strand. Students will model an extension of a textbook question.
April 23, 2021
Area of Trapezoids video
Use this video to introduce, reinforce, or remind students about how to find the area of a trapezoid when dimensions are known.
Textbook garden question
This is the textbook question that is the basis of this activity.
A portfolio photo taken from one student's submitted work.
Trapezoid Garden Challenge World File
A basic world with an introductory NPC and a suggested space for building their garden.
Consider the image taken from a math textbook.
We will be modeling a garden and using it to calculate area of trapezoids, as suggested in this question.
In Minecraft we deal in whole blocks, not decimals, so for this activity we will ignore the decimal and convert the measurements to double-digit numbers (ex. 1.4m becomes 14m).
Use these steps to complete your Garden Challenge
Students will be able to:
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