 # Pixel Power! Part 1

6-7 yrs old

8-10 yrs old

Math & Economics

What is a Cartesian plane? How do we use it to place points in a specific part of the world? Introducing a fun way to learn Geometry! Submitted By: Lynne Telfer

November 29, 2016

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#### Skills

• Creativity
• Critical Thinking

### External References

Introduces the Cartesian Plane in Minecraft and shows how to plot points. It also challenges the students to make pixel art by plotting points.

#### Supporting Files

Challenge PDF

A printable copy of the challenge set in the video

### Learning Objectives

• Use the concepts of cartesian planes to plot points

### Guiding Ideas

What is a Cartesian plane?

How do you read the coordinates?

How do we plot  blocks according to coordinates

### Student Activities

Welcome to 2D geometry! It is time to explore the use of number lines in a 2D space using Minecraft! To make it simple we have made a short video to show how what a Cartesian Plane is, how you can make your Cartesian Plane on Minecraft and how to plot points on it!

Watch the Video attached to this Lesson - LINK

So you have been given a challenge!

Challenge 1 (1st Quadrant)

Use any green blocks for the following coordinates:
(3,1)(4,1)(7,1)(8,1) (3,2)(4,2)(5,2)(6,2)(7,2)(8,2)
(3,3)(4,3),(5,3)(6,3)(7,3),(8,3), (1,4)(3,4)(4,4)(5,4)(6,4)(7,4)(8,4),(10,4),
(1,5)(3,5)(4,5)(5,5)(6,5)(7,5)(8,5),(10,5),
(1,6)(3,6)(4,6)(5,6)(6,6)(7,6)(8,6),(10,6),
(2,7)(3,7)(4,7)(5,7)(6,7)(7,7)(8,7),(9,7)
(2,9,)(3,9)(4,9)(5,9)(6,9)(7,9)(8,9),(9,9),
(1,10)(2,10) (4,10)(5,10)(6,10)(8,10),(9,10),(10,10)
(1,11),(2,11) (8,11),(9,11),(10,11)
(1,12),(2,12)(3,12)(4,12)(7,12)(8,12),(9,12),(10,12)
(1,13),(2,13) (5,13)(6,13) (9,13),(10,13)
(1,14),(2,14)(5,14)(6,14),(9,14),(10,14)
(1,15),(2,15)(3,15)(4,15)(5,15)(6,15)(7,15)(8,15),(9,15),(10,15)
((2,16),(3,16)(4,16)(5,16)(6,16)(7,16)(8,16),(9,16)
Use Obsidian for the following coordinates:
(3,10) (7,10)
(3,11)(4,11)(5,11)(6,11)(7,11)
(5,12)(6,12)
(3,13) (4,13) (7,13)(8,13)
(3,14) (4,14) (7,14)(8,14)

3. Take pictures of the pixel art!

### Performance Expectations

Understanding of 2D Coordinates.

Ability to map points on a Cartesian plane.

Follow another student's directions to map points.

BONUS - 3D Coordinates.

#### Skills

• Creativity
• Critical Thinking

### External References

Introduces the Cartesian Plane in Minecraft and shows how to plot points. It also challenges the students to make pixel art by plotting points.

#### Supporting Files

Challenge PDF

A printable copy of the challenge set in the video