- June 19, 2017 - June 30, 2017
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Students in Grades 6th-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:
- An accurately scaled replication of the size of the classroom measured and built in Minecraft, but with creative elements of students’ choosing incorporated into the build. In other words, it doesn’t have to use the same textures and actually be a classroom…
- An accurately scaled monument (national monument, sports stadium, historical structure, park, or town) of students’ choosing, researched and scaled in Minecraft
- A Parkour course or adventure map with jumps denoting coordinate language and slopes
- 2D and 3D pixel art
- A rollercoaster or amusement park denoting coordinate language, slope and electrical redstone components (What slopes are possible when building rollercoasters in the game? How much redstone does it take to move your cart a certain distance and why?)
- A budgeted house design that includes all materials and electrical components (redstone)
The cost of this program is $150 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 6th-8th Graders, ages 11-14.
***Please fill out the forms located here in order to complete registration for this program***
Venue: PAST Innovation Lab