 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

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 