Middle School: Minecraft Mathematics

  • June 1, 2020 - June 5, 2020 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • July 27, 2020 - July 31, 2020 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Students in Grades 5th-8th

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 your room 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 zoo! how will you mathematically strategize to create the exhibits?

This one week virtual program runs from 9am-12pm on July 27th-31st and is open to rising 5th-8th Graders, ages 10-14.

Our virtual programs will include the following:
– 2 hours per day of direct instruction (9am-11am)
– Full class instruction
– Break out room instruction
– 1 hour per day of independent project development (11am-12pm)
– 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 – Must be purchased prior to the start of the program
– 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.

Important Information

***Please fill out the student forms located here for participation in this program***

Please review our Cancellation/Refund Policy 

Minimum Registration Requirement: If registration for a program offering is less than the minimum number (10), the program will not be offered at that time.

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