# Surface Area and Volume of 3D Shape Nets Math Project | Minecraft - Steve

## Overview

Looking for a fun way to teach middle schoolers about surface area and volume? This printable PDF project lets students dive into a Minecraft-inspired activity where they create geometric nets and assemble them into the character Steve. Designed for 6th graders, it aligns with CCSS 6.G.A.2 and 6.G.A.4, making it perfect for real-life math applications. With a hands-on approach, students will enhance their understanding while adding a creative twist to their learning experience.

## Why you'll love this

Try this unofficial Minecraft project-based learning activity where students compute the surface area and volume of geometric nets, and then can color and assemble those nets into their very own version of the character Steve to take home!

This is a great way to connect with your kids over their favorite video game! At the same time, creating a hands-on activity that will impress parents at open house or back to school night

Other teachers have used this product for choice activities, independent practice, end of unit projects, extra credit, and more!

NOT AN OFFICIAL MINECRAFT PRODUCT. NOT APPROVED BY OR ASSOCIATED WITH MOJANG.

What math does this practice?

This activity explores calculating the volume and surface area of various rectangular prisms and then assembling the rectangular prisms into a Minecraft inspired character.

Dimensions (edge lengths) of rectangular prisms in this activity contain whole numbers and decimals.

For fractional dimensions, see other projects below:

What's included?

• Black & white worksheets -- more artistic lesson, students can color in!

• Color worksheets -- faster lesson, no need to color!

• Instructions

What do you need?

• Printouts of the activity

• Scissors

• Glue sticks or tape

• Colored pencils or markers (for black & white worksheets)

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