Solving Puzzles for Area and Volume with Marissa Johnston

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Description

Solving Puzzles for Area and Volume with Marissa Johnston:

Learning Objectives

  • Students will be able to write and interpret numerical expressions.
  • Students will recognize volume as an attribute of three-dimensional space. 
  • Students will understand that they can measure volume by finding the total number of same-size units of volume required to fill the space without gaps or overlaps.

Guiding ideas

What are area and volume? How can measure volume? How can we show this in the game Minecraft?
 

Student Activities

We will use the Minecraft world to visualize the concepts of area and volume. We will then use mathematical formulas to solve each of the puzzles. You will record your answers on game chalkboards and screenshots. Create your own puzzle using blocks within Minecraft, and have your partner try to solve it. As an extension, we could also use Code Connection and the Agent to build their shapes.

Performance expectations for Area and Volume

By solving the puzzles and creating their own, students will:
  • Show understanding of volume as an attribute of three-dimensional space.
  • Be able to write and interpret numerical expressions.
  • Understand that volume can be measured by finding the total  number of same-size units of volume required to fill the space without  gaps or overlaps

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