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Minecraft Math - Symmetry

14-18 yrs old

Math & Economics

Students will show understanding of horizontal, vertical, oblique, and/or rotational symmetry.

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Submitted By: Dean Vendramin

March 10, 2017

Skills

  • Project Based Learning
  • Creativity

External References

Student Work
https://sway.com/31Z0LyJuh72eiC8z

Here is an example of a student assignment.

Learning Objectives

  • Outcome: SS9.4 - Saskatchewan Curriculum Guidw Demonstrate understanding of line and rotation symmetry. [C, CN, PS, V]

Guiding Ideas

What does symmetry look like?

What types of symmetry are there?

What are transformations?

Student Activities

1) Go to this link
https://minecraftbuildinginc.com/how-to-create-your-own-minecraft-pixel-art-template/ and create a pixel art presentation using one or a combination of the following types of symmetry horizontal, vertical, oblique, or rotational.

2) You will need to replicate your 2D pixel art grid in Minecraft in 3D.

Performance Expectations

Using Sway or Power Point Create a presentation based on the following:

Minecraft Pixel Art Grid - 1 2 3 4 5 (print out or save screen shot)
Show Evidence of Symmetry - 1 2 3 4 5 (horizontal, vertical, oblique, or rotational)
Create Pixel Art in Minecraft - 1 2 3 4 5
Show Symmetry, Order of Rotation, and Angle of Rotation - 1 2 3 4 5 (use signs)

Skills

  • Project Based Learning
  • Creativity

External References

Student Work
https://sway.com/31Z0LyJuh72eiC8z

Here is an example of a student assignment.

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