Wither Battle Regrouping

8-10 yrs old

Math & Economics

Students take part in a gameshow mini game. Inside they will regroup numbers in Minecraft and work together to fight the Wither Boss.

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Submitted By: Minecraft Education

February 5, 2020

Skills

• Creativity
• Critical Thinking

External References

Do this first. Download the world and open with Minecraft: Education Edition.

Associated Engage NY module and lesson.

Learning Objectives

• CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.NBT.A.1 Recognize that in a multi-digit whole number, a digit in one place represents ten times what it represents in the place to its right.

Guiding Ideas

Start by investigating these questions with your students:

Why is Base 10 Called Base 10?

Is there such a number as “sixty twelve”? (the video in the Single Player World explains this).

What happens when any place value reaches 10?

How is this related to expanded form?

Student Activities

Part 1: Single Player World

Students will load the attached world designated NBT Single Player World. They will enter the hub area. Speak to the NPC on the left titled Regrouping to enter the practice area.

1) Watch the instructional video individually or as a class.

2) Speak to the NPCs and complete each of the problems.

5) BONUS: Make a video of you regrouping a number

Once students finish the Single Player world you can load the attached Mincraft Math Gladiator World for a more advanced challenge. After loading the world on your own computer, pause the game an choose "Start Hosting". Share the code with the class.

For more information on hosting a multiplayer world visit the multiplayer Help Desk site.

Once all students have entered the world, find the NPC marked Level 4 press the button. Students will speak to the game show host to enter the math battle area. Students will speak to the NPCs to answer problems related to this standard. For each correct answer students will be awarded Minecraft gear. When the students are prepared, find and push the button hidden behind the stairs to summon the Minecraft Wither Boss into the battle area. Students can continue answering math questions to get more gear until they are able to defeat the boss.

Performance Expectations

Students were able to:

1) Make a video of them explaining how to regroup numbers in Minecraft.

2) Correctly regrouped and documented all problems in the practice world.

3) Correctly regrouped and documented all problems in the Wither Battle area.

Skills

• Creativity
• Critical Thinking