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Javelin Line Plots

8-10 yrs old

Math & Economics

Students will throw 10 tridents and track their distance on a line plot graph.

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avatar Submitted By: Minecraft Education

February 5, 2020

Skills

  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking

External References

Minecraft World File

Download the world and open with Minecraft: Education Edition.

Engage NY Link

Associated Engage NY module and lesson.

Learning Objectives

  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.MD.B.4 Make a line plot to display a data set of measurements in fractions of a unit (1/2, 1/4, 1/8). Solve problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions by using information presented in line plots. For example, from a line plot find and interpret the difference in length between the longest and shortest specimens in an insect collection.

Guiding Ideas

1) What is data?

2) How can we track data?

3) What is a line plot graph?

4) What can a line plot graph tell us about data?

 

Student Activities

To begin, load the attached Minecraft world for Javelin Line Plots.

1) Learning How to Plot data on a Number Line.

Students will enter the single player and see a number line and chest. Inside the chest they will find a chest with a book, twelve diamond blocks, a pickaxe, a camera, and portfolio.

Inside the book will be twelve data points measured in fractions and mixed numbers. Students will put the diamond blocks on the number line that corresponds to its value.

Once all data points have been placed correctly students will read the data in order to answer the NPC's question. Answering correctly will move the player to the next area.

2) Javelin Throw

The students will find a chest with ten tridents and a book and quill to track their data. The student will throw all ten tridents and track their measurements with fractions and mixed numbers in their book and quill (or on paper). Last they will plot their javelin data on a number line and make a file with a structure block.

Performance Expectations

1) The student was able to create data by measuring how far they throw their javelin using mixed numbers and fractions.

2) The student was able to plot their data on line plot graphs.

3) The student was able to answer math questions based on their data.

Skills

  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking

External References

Minecraft World File

Download the world and open with Minecraft: Education Edition.

Engage NY Link

Associated Engage NY module and lesson.