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Steve's New Home

8-10 yrs old

11-13 yrs old

Gaming

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.

avatar Submitted By: Liz Wilson

January 19, 2018

Skills

  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking

Supporting Files

Block Catalogue


A catalogue of a variety of blocks with a given value.

Learning Objectives

  • To solve problems involving money through the world of Minecraft. To develop addition, subtraction multiplication and division skills. To develop teamwork, collaboration and communication skills.

Guiding Ideas

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:

  • What will the house look like?
  • What resources will you need?
  • How many of each type of block will you need?
  • How will much will your resources cost?
  • How will you calculate the cost of your resources?
  • What role will each team member take?
  • How will you make sure you stay in budget?

Student Activities

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.

Performance Expectations

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.

Skills

  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking

External References

Supporting Files

Block Catalogue


A catalogue of a variety of blocks with a given value.

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