8-10 yrs old
Math & Economics
Students take part in a game show mini game. Inside they will learn how to solve problems using base-ten numerals.
February 10, 2020
Minecraft World File
Download the world and open with Minecraft: Education Edition.
Engage NY Link
Associated Engage NY module and lesson.
Common Core Standard Link
Start by investigating these questions with your students:
1) How do I read base 10 numbers in Minecraft?
2) What strategies can you use to make comparing numbers easy?
To begin, students will load the attached Minecraft Math Gladiators world. They will enter the hub area, then speak to the NPC named Level 1. Students will complete Level 1 and Level 2 as part of this lesson on Base Ten numbers.
Level 1: Base Ten Numbers
This group of lessons is based on a Math game show theme. Once the students are in the world they will encounter Mark Bigglesworth game show host who will ask them if they want to start the level or watch the tutorial on how to read base 10 numbers in Minecraft. Inside the level they will find 4 Minecraft math models of base 10 numbers. Students will read these numbers, document the Minecraft math models with pictures, and answer the questions in the NPCs. Answering correctly with transport players to Level 2.
Level 2 Zombie Battles and Number Comparison
In level 2 Mark Bigglesworth will give you a choice to enter the world or watch the video on number comparisons using > = < symbols. Students will enter level 2 with an iron sword and chestplate along with several zombies. Quickly answer the math problems or fight off the Zombies. Answer each problem correctly to complete.
Co-Teaching: If a student has mastered the idea on how to read and build a math model, pair them up with a student who is still struggling and have them build and practice the math models in their own world.
Based on explanations from the students notebooks, pictures, and videos, the student was able to: