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Using Minecraft for Assessment

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Started by Andrew de Wit 04 Sep 2013 9:54pm () Replies (9)

I am currently using Minecraft as an assesment tool in maths, getting my students to "tell me everything they know about fractions, decimals and ratios. Well! the focus, problem solving, sharing ideas has been amazing!! Not as quick to complete and is going to be a little different marking and recording against NS but incredibly rich maths and..

Has anyone else done this and have suggestions to guide, mark etc.

Your thoughts would be appreciated.

Andrew de wit

Mangaroa

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  • Luke Willis (View all users posts) 05 Sep 2013 8:29am ()

    My students are using MineCraft for mainly Maths.  As part of assessment I have had them creating different representations.

     

    NZC Lvl3 Geometry asks for the student create 2D images and represent these as 3D models. Traditional I would have had the student using Uniblocks or Place Value Cubes. With the introduction of MineCraft I can now get them motivated to create 3D models.  In terms of assessing, the studetns are required to take a photo of their sketch, isometric drawing and screen shot of their creating.  They upload this to our blog where I can assess it at a later date.

     

    Here is an example of the first who finished yesterday

    http://melvilleroom6.blogspot.co.nz/2013/08/prep-logo.html

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