Finding the Area of Minecraft Faces

posted Feb 8, 2015, 4:47 PM by Patrick Johnson
Students have been working on calculating the area of shapes. Last week they were given the challenge to find the area of several Minecraft faces. Afterwards, students ordered the faces (they were given 4 faces) from smallest area to largest area. Students were also challenged to find a clever way to calculate the area of each face.

Students examining faces from

Students were asked to find clever ways to calculate the area of the Minecraft Faces. I loved how they showed their mathematical thinking!