As students enter the mines of the Labyrinth, they will be challenged with commanding demolition robots on a singular mission: blasting open new mine shafts. The robots can only do their job, however, if they can avoid hitting objects in their paths. To figure out how to successfully blast new mine shafts, students must rely on what they know about factoring, multiplication, and division. They will also utilize problem-solving and geometry skills as they attempt to control their demolitions bots.
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. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards. See more »