8-10 yrs old
11-13 yrs old
14-18 yrs old
Learn about the three-coordinate grid represented by (X, Y, Z) coordinates and the difference between relative position and world position.
October 2, 2020
Coding with Minecraft 3-Coordinates-Presentation
Coding with Minecraft 3-Coordinates-Educator guide
Coding with Minecraft 3-Coordinates-Student workbook
Coordinates Overview Video
All the following lessons are approximately 45-60 minutes, depending on how much time you give students to explore the coding activities.
Lesson A: Introduction to coordinates
Lesson B: Coding with coordinates
Lesson C: Automating actions with coordinates
Lesson D: Get creative with coordinates
Please review the Coding With Minecraft Educator Preparation Video and Educator Guide attached for additional details.
This unit covers how to move around in a Minecraft world with respect to the three-coordinate grid represented by (X, Y, Z) coordinates and the difference between relative position and world position. The unit includes two unplugged activities to demonstrate coordinates and relative vs. world positions in real life. Students get hands-on experience with guided coding activities to create a compass rose, design a tool that allows students to copy and paste entire structures, and herd sheep in the Minecraft world. In the final activity students synthesize their learning with a self-directed, creative MakeCode coding project.
By the end of this unit, students will be able to:
Please review the Assessment Guide for additional details.
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