8-10 yrs old
11-13 yrs old
14-18 yrs old
Explore the concept of iteration, or ways to make things repeat.
April 5, 2021
Coding with Minecraft 7-Iteration-Presentation
Coding with Minecraft 7-Iteration-Educator guide
Coding with Minecraft 7-Iteration-Student workbook
Iteration 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 iteration
Lesson B: Coding with iteration
Lesson C: Debugging with iteration
Lesson D: Get creative with iteration
Please review the Coding With Minecraft Educator Preparation Video and Educator Guide attached for additional details.
In this unit, students will explore the concept of iteration, or ways to make things repeat. Programmers might repeat actions in a program to have a certain effect, or might use repetition to accomplish the same task in a smaller number of steps. Students will get familiar with the concepts through two unplugged activities. They get hands-on experience with guided coding activities to get to know their agent, and teach it to dance and till soil for farming in Minecraft. In the independent projects, students will code their agent to dig a staircase to find diamonds under the surface.
By the end of this unit, students will be able to:
Please review the Assessment Guide for additional details.
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