Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Minecraft Volume Game

My students loved this online game. http://www.xpmath.com/forums/arcade.php?do=play&gameid=118. I let them play when we were studying volume and after that any free time (before lunch, class change, or ending bell) we had I would pull it up on the Promethean board. We played in practice mode-not timed. This helped the students apply the volume formula for a right rectangular prism quickly while sharpening their math facts. They also enjoyed playing on the laptops and trying to beat other students scores. This game is related to 5.MD.4 "Measure volume by counting cubes". Teacher and student approved fun!  The screen shot is from my phone and the game doesn't show up on a mobile device. We used this game before we studied composite figures. Great "building block" to another standard. 😊

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