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Volume World

8-10 yrs old

Math & Economics

Students will learn about volume by filling sandboxes, creating equations, and finding the total amount of block in rectangular prisms.

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May 12, 2020

Skills

  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking

External References

Minecraft World File

Download the world and open with Minecraft: Education Edition.

Engage NY Link #1

Associated Engage NY module and lesson.

Engage NY Link #2

Associated Engage NY module and lesson.

Learning Objectives

  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.5.MD.C.3 Recognize volume as an attribute of solid figures and understand concepts of volume measurement.
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.5.MD.C.4 Measure volumes by counting unit cubes, using cubic cm, cubic in, cubic ft, and improvised units.
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.5.MD.C.5 Relate volume to the operations of multiplication and addition and solve real world and mathematical problems involving volume.

Guiding Ideas

1) What is a unit measurement?

2) What is an area?

3) How do we find an area?

4) What is a rectangular prism?

5) How do we find all the blocks in a rectangular prism?

6) How can the formula for area help us find the formula of volume?

 

Student Activities

Getting Started

To begin, students will load the attached single player Minecraft world "Volume World".

To progress through this world, students will observe examples, build math models, and answer questions.

Level 1) Sandboxes

Students will enter the world and will see three sand boxes and three piles of sand. Students will match the numbers of sand in a pile to the area of the sandbox. Once all three sandboxes are filled the door will open and the player will go level 2.

Level 1 Help Video

Level 2) Volume Maze

Students will enter the maze where they will find clues on how to derive the formula for volume. They also will find rectangular prisms form they to find the volume of, last they will find the volume of an irregular shape.

Level 2 Help Video

Level 3) Boss Fight

In this level students will fall through a dropper game (don't touch anything on the way down) and need to land in water to survive the fall. Once at the bottom, students will find an irregular shape to examine and find the volume to complete the lesson.

Once complete you will go to the Score Room. The student will get three scores that align to the measurement and data standards covered in the lesson.

Performance Expectations

1) The student was able to explain volume as unit measurements that fill up a solid figure.

2) The student was able to derive a formula for volume.

3) The student was able to find the volume of rectangular prisms.

4) The student was able to find the volume of irregular shapes.

Skills

  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking

External References

Minecraft World File

Download the world and open with Minecraft: Education Edition.

Engage NY Link #1

Associated Engage NY module and lesson.

Engage NY Link #2

Associated Engage NY module and lesson.