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Minecraft Marathon

8-10 yrs old

11-13 yrs old

Math & Economics

Created by Minecraft Mentors Trish Cloud and Jennifer Kershaw. Solving addition and subtraction problems using decimals and fractions.

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avatar Submitted By: Trish Cloud

January 15, 2020

Skills

  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking

External References

Minecraft Marathon Document

Minecraft Marathon lesson with rubric

Minecraft Marathon

This map has all the challenges listed in the lesson description.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand decimal notation for fractions and compare decimal fractions Use decimal notation to represent fractions Express, model and explain the equivalence between fractions with denominators of 10 and 100 Use equivalent fractions to add two fractions with denominators of 10 and 100 Represent tenths and hundredths with models, making connections between fractions and decimals.

Guiding Ideas

This is an exploration/investigation lesson where students do not receive direct instruction from the teacher but explore the concept by solving tasks that are scaffolded to help understand the concept.

There is a rubric at the end of the lesson that can be used as an exit ticket.

Welcome to the Minecraft Marathon! Here is your objective:

1. Complete 3 Minecraft related challenges using your knowledge of fractions and decimals. The rollercoaster challenge is optional.

2. Create and build your own Minecraft challenge. Document your steps using the in-game camera and portfolio.

3. Submit your final portfolio with pictures of each of the challenges.

Student Activities

You can find the student activities and rubric here.

Performance Expectations

These expectations are included in the student document.

Mathematical Concepts:

4 - Explanation shows a complete understanding of the mathematical concepts used to solve the problem.

3 - Explanation shows substantial understanding of the mathematical concepts used to solve the problem.

2 - Explanation shows some understanding of the mathematical concepts needed to solve the problem.

1 - Explanation shows a very limited understanding of the underlying concepts needed to solve the problems OR is not written.

Mathematical Errors:

4 - 90-100% of the solutions have no mathematical errors.

3 - Almost all (85-89%) of the solutions have not mathematical errors.

2 - Most (75-84%) of the solutions have no mathematical errors.

1 - More than 75% of the solutions have mathematical errors.

On Your Own Problem:

4 - Includes all components expected of the problem and built a model to accurately represent the problem.

3 - Includes most of the components expected and built a model to represent the problem.

2 - Includes some of the components expected and/or built a model that somewhat represents the problem.

1 - Problem is not understandable and/or the model does not represent the problem.

Minecraft Models:

4 - Models are clear and greatly show the learner's understanding of the concept.

3 - Models are clear and show the learner's understanding of the concept.

2 - Models somewhat show the learner's understanding of the concept.

1 - Models do not accurately show the learner's understanding of the concept.

Working with Others:

4 - Student was an engaged partner, listening to suggestions of others, and working cooperatively throughout the lesson.

3 - Student was an engaged partner but had trouble listening to others and/or working cooperatively.

2 - Student cooperated with others, but needed prompting to stay on task.

1 - Student did not work effectively with others.

Skills

  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking

External References

Minecraft Marathon Document

Minecraft Marathon lesson with rubric

Minecraft Marathon

This map has all the challenges listed in the lesson description.