- July 24, 2017 - July 28, 2017
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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 rollercoaster or amusement park using redstone components! How steep can we make the rollercoaster 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?
The cost of this program is $100 per student, which includes all in-class materials with the exception of computers. Students will be responsible for bringing their own laptop to access the Minecraft software. Please no Chromebooks! If your student needs to borrow a PAST laptop, please let us know ASAP, as supplies are limited. Minecraft accounts are available free of charge for use during the class. Students are also welcome to use their own accounts. This program is open to rising 3rd-5th Graders, ages 8-11.
***Please fill out the forms located here in order to complete registration for this program***
Venue: PAST Innovation Lab