8-10 yrs old
11-13 yrs old
Math & Economics
Students will use a map and three dimensional coordinates to solve equations using Order of Operations and save the village from the evil wizard.
February 26, 2019
This is the downloadable Geocaching Map to the accompanying lesson.
How to build a basic lesson
Formative Assessment Questions:
Explain to students that today they will be playing a cooperative game to solve multi-step equations, using Order of Operations. The teacher may choose to place students in individual worlds, or play in pairs or small teams. It is not recommended that more than 4 players play in a single world.
Students will enter the GeoCaching world. The world is set to Survival and Easy, but this may be adjusted to a gamemode and difficulty level of the teachers choosing.
Students will speak with the NPC and click on the link. Students will follow directions and solve the equations.
Students will navigate between the three hidden caches and solve simple challenges along the way.
The teacher may choose to make the challenges more difficult by adding enemies or additional parkour challenges. If the coordinates change, be sure to grant yourself the Worldbuilder ability and change the coordinates on the slates.
Students will document their learning and take a picture at each cache as evidence of completion. Students should put a brief reflection in their portfolio.
Students will reflect on the activity at the end of the lesson. The teacher may choose to use some of the Formative Assessment Questions above as recommendations.
Students will be able to solve multi-step equations to locate an X, Y, and Z coordinate.
Students will be able to record their reasoning and thinking or explain it verbally.
Students will be able to navigate in a three-dimensional world and uncover the hidden caches.
Students will be able to understand the difference between positive and negative values.
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