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Subtraction World

6-7 yrs old

8-10 yrs old

Digital Literacy

Math & Economics

Reading and Writing

With the help of a pencil and a blank paper kids will begin to explore the subtractions in a wonderful Minecraft World divided in three large zones

avatar Submitted By: Marco Vigelini

January 4, 2017

Skills

  • Collaboration
  • Creativity

External References

The Subtraction World

The file of the Subtraction World

Supporting Files

The Subtraction Sheet


The file of the Subtraction Sheet

The Subtraction Portfolio


The file of the Subtraction Portfolio

Learning Objectives

  • Write on paper the result of the subtractions found in the Minecraft world
  • Build the result of the subtractions depicted on the slates using blocks
  • Challenge your friends to solve your subtractions
  • Stay focused on the goal (follow the colored paths to find every subtractions) avoiding distractions
  • Be collaborative while building on the third area

Guiding Ideas

The basic idea is that kids join the Subtraction World, discover and find every subtractions while following the colored paths.

 

 

The world is really ready to be used and it is basically divided in three very large zones.

 

 

In the first zone kids need to follow a blue path and discover the subtractions. Whenever a subtraction is found kids should write using veeery old technologies ;) - a pencil and a blank paper - the result of that subtraction.

 

In the second zone just after kids have left their horses in the stable a new path needs to be followed. The yellow path will conduct kids to several 'allow block' areas where kids should build the result of the subtraction written on the slates and write again on their sheets the same result. They can try to confuse their friends building wrong results on the 'allow block' area: the right result will be that one written on their own papers.

 

The latest zone starts on a remote village. A very long bridge will conduct every kids to a large 'allow block' area where now they can build their own subtractions and challenge their friends to solve them.

Student Activities

Use the supporting files to let kids complete the following activities:

  • Write on paper the result of the subtractions found in the Minecraft world
  • Build the result of the subtractions depicted on the slates using blocks
  • Challenge your friends to solve your subtractions
  • Stay focused on the goal (follow the colored paths to find every subtractions) avoiding distractions
  • Be collaborative while building on the third area

Performance Expectations

Kids will improve their ability to calculate subtractions.

You can also let kids play in single player this world and ask them to modify every subtractions so they can then exchange and play the new modified world and solve several other different subtractions.

Skills

  • Collaboration
  • Creativity

External References

The Subtraction World

The file of the Subtraction World

Supporting Files

The Subtraction Sheet


The file of the Subtraction Sheet

The Subtraction Portfolio


The file of the Subtraction Portfolio