8-10 yrs old
Math & Economics
Solve Base 10 rounding math problems by playing the Minecraft Math Gladiators: Elytra Flight and Rounding mini-game.
March 6, 2019
Minecraft World File
Download the world and open with Minecraft: Education Edition.
Minecraft World File - Single Player
Common Core Standard Link
Engage New York Link
Associated Engage NY module and lesson.
1) How do I read base 10 numbers in Minecraft?
2) Why do we round numbers
3) What are the pros and cons of rounding numbers?
4) What strategies can you use to make rounding numbers easy?
NOTE: The Level Hub is located at 2 6 208 to get there type /tp @a 2 6 208
Level 1 Elytra Course and Rounding Base 10 Numbers
Students can enter the world has a whole group, small groups, or individually, so pick the one that works best for your class. 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 puzzle or watch the tutorial on how to round base 10 number is Minecraft. Behind the game show host is a wall with 4 lights, if a light is on that means the course room is occupied. Students can enter each others rooms if there is peer teaching going on but try to encourage individual work. If it slow on the course have students build and round numbers on the stage.
Once inside the puzzle room the students will see a number and be asked to round it to a certain place value. The will take a picture of the number and round it by rebuilding the number with a pickaxe and document with a picture.
Students will take notes on the video and in game math models in their math notebooks.
Students who finish early will have a choice of 2 bonus activities.
1) Co-Teaching: If a student has master 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.
2) Make a Video: Build and explain the your own math model to Mark Bigglesworth
Depth of Knowledge
4) Based on explanations from the students notebooks, pictures, and videos, the student was able to do all of the following.
1) Make a video or successfully teach another student how to read and round numbers in base 10
2) Correctly document more than 4 photos.
3) Read, write, and explain base 10 numbers rounding strategies up to 100,000.
4) A NBT3 score that is 3 or higher
3) Based on explanations from the students notebooks, pictures, and videos, the student was able to do all of the following.
1) Correctly document more than 2 photos.
2) Read, write, and explain base 10 numbers rounding strategies up to 100,000.
3) A NBT3 score of 2
2) Based on explanations from the students notebooks, pictures, and videos, the student was able to do all of the following.
2) Read, write, and compare base 10 numbers using the > = < symbols.
3) A positive score on NBT2
1) Based on explanations from the students notebooks, pictures, and videos, the student was able to correctly document 1 photo.
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