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Sunday, April 19, 2015

TEACHING TOOLS: Using Minecraft Floor Plans in Math (Perimeter) in Minedraft.net

My Grade 3 class used a very cool side called Minedraft.net to create Minecraft styled houses for a perimeter activity.

Students were asked to create a Minecraft house and determine the perimeter in units.

Then they had to make a fence to keep the creepers out and they had to determine the perimeter of that as well. 

This was a 50 minutes activity that had a high level of student engagement.

Check out the presentation below to see examples of student work.

Minecraft Floor Plans - Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires

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