8-10 yrs old
11-13 yrs old
14-18 yrs old
Math & Economics
As an early activity in the school year, students can be given the chance to visualize points, segments, rays, lines, and planes in a Minecraft world.
August 7, 2020
Geometry - Points Lines Planes.mcworld.zip
This is a pre-made world with exploration problems and a prescribed path built in with students starting at the schoolhouse.
Through this explorative building activity, students can begin to answer the following questions:
How can a line intersect a plane? How can two lines intersect? What does it mean to have opposite rays? How is a line different than a segment? How does an endpoint "lock" down the location of a shape?
This is a one day activity for older students and possibly a two day activity for younger. It can be completed alone or with a partner. Students will walk through a series of challenges and will take screen shots of each completed task.
The activities scaffold in difficulty.
As this is a pretty structured world, you only need to worry about:
Time - set a time limit of approximately 60 minutes and/or up to two days. You can differentiate by allowing students to complete less of the tasks or set a minimum amount.
Product - Students should take picture(s) of their finished project. You may ask them to take multiple pictures from different angles.
Quality - You may grade as right/wrong or depending on the age, you may want to develop a rubric for some of the more challenging activities provided. Please note that the idea of a ray and line is abstract. You may want to explain that a giant arrow at the end of a line of blocks isn't what was desired. Ideally, the students will extend the blocks far enough where it disappears from sight.
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