With Minecraft being the rage among children– and adults– of all ages, teachers are wondering how they can tap into the excitement and use Minecraft as a teaching tool. Believe it or not, Minecraft can be used to teach math skills such as finding the area, volume, and perimeter of shapes.
Area and Perimeter game for 2 or 3 players. Each player chooses a color pencil they will use in the game. Players take turns rolling the dice, using the numbers that they rolled to draw the perimeter of a rectangle or square & writing the area in the middle of the shape. Game ends when players run out of room to draw. Winner is the player who has used the largest area/most squares.
Use cards as task cards for early finishers, scoot them from one student to another, or use as a quiz. Students will multiply to find area, add to find the perimeter, or the sum of 2 areas or perimeters, subtract to find the difference between 2 areas or perimeters, and add and subtract to find missing sides in a given shape. Students can check their own answers using the QR codes! A great review of Area and Perimeter!
Teaching with A Mountain View has created a new project, The City of Shapes, that allows students to become a master in perimeter and area by building and designing many buildings and aspects in their city.
4-corner foldable to review the formulas for the area and perimeter I would use this with fifth grade. We would integrate math and art. We would be making this craft with the different colors of the color wheel.