Hi everyone,today,I have a really exciting news to tell you.
We are using MINECRAFT to learn Math!
All about MINECRAFT:
Minecraft is a sandbox video game originally created by Swedish game designer Markus “Notch” Persson, and later fully developed and published by Mojang The creative and building aspects of Minecraft enable players to build constructions out of textured cubes in a 3D procedurally generated world. Other activities in the game include exploration, resource gathering, crafting, and combat. Multiple gameplay modes are available, including a survival mode where the player must acquire resources to build the world and maintain health, a creative mode where players have unlimited resources to build with and the ability to fly, an adventure mode where players can play custom map created by other players, and a spectator mode where players can fly around and clip through blocks, but cannot place or destroy any. The PC version of the game is noted for its modding scene where a dedicated community creates new gameplay mechanics, items, and assets for the game.Minecraft received praise from critics upon release, and won numerous awards and accolades. As of June 2016, over 106 million copies have been sold across all platforms, making it the second best-selling video game of all time, only behind the various releases of Tetris. In September 2014, Microsoft announced a deal to buy Mojang and the Minecraft intellectual property for US$2.5 billion, with the acquisition being completed two months later.
Why I am happy:
I am really happy that we get to play Minecraft in learning because I wanted to play Minecraft for a long time and on tablet,phones and computer,you need to pay for it, but at school, you don’t need to pay for it yourself.
How do we use it in learning:
It’s actually for Math. We are now learning about Perimeter, Area and Volume. Miss laura gave us a booklet to put notes down and we are suppose to design our house on a blueprint and make it in reality in Minecraft. While we build the house, we will also need to calculate the Perimeter, Area and Volume so it will be about Math.
This will be it for today’s post, stay tuned for the next post!