Minecraft Perimeter Problem

posted Feb 7, 2018, 11:13 AM by Patrick Johnson
Today students were given the math task below. The big idea was solving perimeter when you are not given the specific lengths of every side (but have enough information to determine the length of the missing measurements using math).

Students were very engaged in completing this task. Lots of great mathematical thinking:
  • Labeling sides with the measurement once they had determined what it was.
  • Showing calculating the perimeter using addition sentences and multiplication sentence (for the perimeter where the sides were all the same length).
  • Showing how they calculated the length of a side which measurement was missing.
  • Using arrows to help explain their mathematical thinking.