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Minecraft Marathon

8-10 yrs old

11-13 yrs old

Math & Economics

Students solve addition and subtraction problems using decimals and fractions with denominators of 10 and 100.

avatar Submitted By: Trish Cloud

September 4, 2019

Skills

  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking

External References

World File

Link to download the Map for Minecraft Marathon.

Rubric

Link to assessment rubric for Minecraft Marathon can be found here.

Learning Objectives

  • CCSS 4.NF.C.6/NC.4.NF.6: 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 or 100. - Represent tenths and hundredths with models, making connections between fractions and decimals.

Guiding Ideas

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 process using the in-game camera and portfolio to explain how to solve your problem.

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

Student Activities

Here are your objectives:

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 process using the in-game camera and portfolio to explain how to solve your problem.

 

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

 

Challenge 1: Jennifer’s Garden

Jennifer is planting her 10’ x 10’ garden.

  • She has planted melons in 0.25 of the garden.
  • She has planted pumpkins in 3/10 of the garden.
  • She has planted potatoes in .2 of the garden.
  • She has planted carrots in 1/10 of the garden.

Step 1: Build Jennifer’s garden in Minecraft. The soil has already been prepared so just gather the seeds from chest and begin.

Step 2: Answer these questions. Get a poster from chest and write the number sentence and the answer to the question in a complete sentence. Create one slate for each question:

  1. How much of Jennifer’s garden is planted with vegetables?
  2. How much of Jennifer’s garden is planted with fruits?
  3. How much of Jennifer’s garden is planted with fruits and vegetables?

Step 3: Take a picture of your work. Use the camera from the NPC and take a picture of each of the posters and the garden. Get your portfolio from the NPC and caption the pictures.

Challenge 2: Jack’s Outdoor Living Area

Jack has space in his backyard where he wants to create a sitting area but doesn’t want to take away from the beautiful outdoor atmosphere. He wants to design an area where 87/100 of the space is made of concrete and decorative stone and the rest of the area remains grass. However, there are criteria that must be met when he designs this area:

  • The concrete can ONLY be in tenths (together, not separated)
  • The decorative stone is in hundredths

Step 1: Design the outdoor living area. Help Jack by designing three different outdoor living areas using a different amount of concrete and decorative rocks.

Step 2: Answer this question. Get a poster from the chest and explain how many concrete blocks and decorative stone blocks you used for each design.

Step 3: Take a picture of your work. Use your camera and portfolio to document your work.

Challenge 3: Steve’s Stained Glass Wall

Steve wants to build a stained glass wall in his castle however he is not sure what he wants. Help him build 4 different walls will the following criteria:

  • WallA: The wall contains 3/10 blue stained glass, 4/100 yellow stained glass and the rest is white stained glass.
  • Wall B: The wall contains 9/100 orange stained glass, 1/10 brown stained glass and the rest is white stained glass.
  • Wall C: The wall contains 6/10 red stained glass, 2/100 purple stained glass, and the rest is white stained glass.
  • Wall D: The wall contains 8/100 green stained glass, 4/10 black stained glass, and the rest is white stained glass.

Step 1: Design the stained glass wall. Help Steve by building the four different stained glass walls for his castle.

 

 

 

 

 

Performance Expectations

Rubric for Minecraft Marathon can be found here.

 

 

Skills

  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking

External References

World File

Link to download the Map for Minecraft Marathon.

Rubric

Link to assessment rubric for Minecraft Marathon can be found here.

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