6 Minecraft Lesson Ideas for your Common Core Math Class

6 Minecraft Lesson Ideas for your Common Core Math Class

Last year I taught third-grade math in a whole new way. Combining elements from the wildly popular sandbox game Minecraft, I had students thinking visually and creatively about mathematical models and theories that went way beyond a typical third-grade curriculum, transforming math class into what I like to call Mathcraft. (…)

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The ‘Makers’ of Minecraft

No, this is not about the game developers of Minecraft (although they deserve accolades). The ‘makers’ refers to a movement picking up speed in the realm of education and society as a whole. It is not a new trend, as I helped my third graders construct race cars using household items over a decade ago. It is a trend that is being explored with its potential to bolster STEM education initiatives in classrooms and beyond.(…)

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