Minecraft and Mathematics – STEM
Life for the average eight year old has changed, a new world has opened up…MINECRAFT. Every evening around teatime, I have the joy of my son playing this game on the xbox with three of his friends from school. Now they don’t come round to play but meet up in a game world from the comfort of their own homes. As a regular listener to the verbal exchanges, I am fast growing to see educational potential in this piece of software. In January, I read with interest that a post primary school in Sweden, as even incorporated it into the curriculum. “Mummy, it is not violent or anything, there is no blood. Fearing the worst, I subjected myself to supervising his gaming. For the first few months, I couldn’t understand the obession with it but now I get it … well I think I do. A simple explanation for grown ups – or big kids Minecraft is basically like a brick building game. There are mobs who are tradition type bad characters who can wipe you out but not forever. Number - Basic Algebraic Equations e.g.
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