Elementary: Minecraft Mathematics – CCS Immersive PD

  • June 8, 2020 - June 12, 2020 - 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • June 22, 2020 - June 26, 2020 - 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Columbus City School Educators are invited to join the PAST Foundation’s Elementary: Minecraft Mathematics virtual summer program as part of an Immersive PD experience. Learn alongside the participating students while also working with our School Design team in breakout rooms to design programming for your classroom.

Please see the information below regarding the program and registration. If you have questions, please contact us at schooldesign@pastfoundation.org.

Students in Grades 3rd-5th

Mine and craft your mathematics skills with one of today’s most popular video and computer games, Minecraft. Students will partake in a variety of tasks designed to foster their understanding of proportional and algebraic reasoning, scale, and coordinate plane geometry.

Possible tasks may be, but are not limited to the following:

  • Build the classroom in Minecraft! What measurements do you need to know and how can we find them? What math do we need to do in order to replicate the room in the game?
  • Build a roller coaster or amusement park using redstone components! How steep can we make the roller coaster as it climbs up hills and falls off cliffs? …and what is the math we can use to express those inclines and declines?
  • Build a house! You have a certain budget and number of materials you can use… how will you mathematically strategize how to use them?

This one week virtual program runs from 1pm-4pm on June 8th-12th or June 22nd-26th and is open to rising 3rd-5th Graders, ages 8-11.

Our virtual programs will include the following:
– Meet the instructor session the week prior to the start of the program.  This is for parents to join and meet the instructor, and ask any questions prior to the start of the program.
– 2 hours per day of direct instruction (1pm-3pm)
– Full class instruction
– Break out room instruction
– 1 hour per day of independent project development (3pm-4pm)
– Independent off screen time
– Instructor help will be available during this time
-Friday Presentations
– Parents, families and friends are invited to join the final presentations of what students have created during the week.
Tech Needs for Program:
-Computer (Mac or Windows PC)
– Minecraft Java Edition
– Internet Access with access to virtual platform
– Webcam

You will receive an email a week prior to the start of the program with information regarding schedule, logging into the program, supplies as well as the culminating program presentation information.

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