Minecraft Education and LEGO to Enhance Math Learning

I am not the best at math(I know, wrong mathematical mindset). Perhaps it was my poor math classes of sitting in rows, copying answers from the homework the night before, listening to a short lecture, and then working on the evens in the textbook.

Repeat process for 6 years.

As I am getting older and wiser(questionable) with STEM, robotics, coding, and more I realize how important math skills are and will continue to be.

I challenged myself to see if I could take a lesson that my son(6th grade) has been learning to see if I could spruce things up, mix up how it was taught without requiring more time.

In the end I used a mixture of LEGO and Minecraft Education to make it happen. Check out the video to see how these two tools can be implemented in a very quick, low entry fashion to help students grasp the concepts.

For this lesson we will focus on

Geometry

  • Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, surface area, and volume.

In particular, we will be covering square units and area of rectangles

Enjoy and let me know what else you do.

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