8-10 yrs old
11-13 yrs old
Math & Economics
Steve has just arrived in a new land and has no-where to live. All he has with him is £300 to buy resources and build a new home.
January 19, 2018
A catalogue of a variety of blocks with a given value.
Steve has just arrived in a new land and has no-where to live. All he has with him is £300 to buy resources from the local villages. Children are asked to work in groups of 3 (a trader, a builder and a designer) to help Steve manage his budget to build himself a new Minecraft home.
Key ideas for students to consider:
Children will need to communicate and collaborate effectively to create the perfect house for Steve. They will need to design the house while managing their budget. They will use addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to work out how many blocks they need, how much they will cost, and whether they will have enough money to complete their build! The lesson can be easily adapted for different abilities and age-groups by changing the cost per block and/or changing the budget.
Children will have created a completed house for Steve. They will have calculated how many of each type block they need. Children will have calculated the total cost of the build and remained within budget.
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