Educator Resources for Lure of the Labyrinth: Mine Shaft
As students enter the mines of the Labyrinth, they will be challenged to open new shafts using their factoring, multiplication, and division skills. They will also utilize problem-solving and geometry skills as they attempt to control their demolitions bots. This game is an excellent tools for reinforcing Common Core State Standards for math, including math practices.
For more teacher resources,
visit the Lure of the Labyrinth Website.
In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 6, 7, and 8, students use BrainPOP resources to to explore mathematical concepts. They will describe, represent, and apply numbers using mental strategies, paper/pencil and technology through an online game. Students will also identify, describe, extend, and create numeric patterns and functions, and interpret and write a rule for a one operation function table.
Common Core State Standard Alignment:
Math.Practice. MP1 Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
3.OA.B.5 Apply properties of operations as strategies to multiply and divide.
3.OA.C.7 Fluently multiply and divide within 100, using strategies such as the relationship between multiplication and division (e.g., knowing that 8 _ 5 = 40, one knows 40 ÷ 5 = 8) or properties of operations. By the end of Grade 3, know from memory all products of two one-digit numbers.
4.OA.A.1 Interpret a multiplication equation as a comparison, e.g., interpret 35 = 5 _ 7 as a statement that 35 is 5 times as many as 7 and 7 times as many as 5. Represent verbal statements of multiplicative comparisons as multiplication equations.
5.NBT.B.5 Fluently multiply multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.
5.NBT.B.6 Find whole-number quotients of whole numbers with up to four-digit dividends and two-digit divisors, using strategies based on place value, the properties of operations, and/or the relationship between multiplication and division. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models.
6.NS.B.2 Fluently divide multi-digit numbers using the standard algorithm.
7.NS.A.2c Apply properties of operations as strategies to multiply and divide rational numbers.
7.NS.A.3 Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving the four operations with rational numbers.