8-10 yrs old
11-13 yrs old
Math & Economics
In this custom built Minecraft world, students encounter a variety of problems that reflect construction challenges in cities today.
October 6, 2017
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The starting point of this chapter is an existing building from the old part of Newtown.
The assignment is to restore the building, so that the outer walls are kept intact, but the building is outfitted with new facilities, such as shops, offices or other functions. The main criteria is that the new building is to create a living urban space in all 24 hours of the day.
When designing their house, students must take the following into consideration:
A point to be made before entering this building assignment is how construction takes place in real life and how the students workflow differs from real world construction. Even though building in Minecraft can represent a real-world construction project well, the main difference is that Minecraft lets the player reiterate on what has been built. A real-world construction does not allow this - but when working in Minecraft, we are given a tool for “spatial sketching”.
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