Coordinates

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What are your coordinates? After learning about coordinate systems in the real world, scholars see how a three-dimensional coordinate system works in Minecraft. They write a program to produce a compass rose and conduct an activity where they move a house to a different location.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Collaborate with a math and/or a geography teacher for the unplugged (offline) activities
Classroom Considerations

  • Second of nine lessons in the Intro to CS with MakeCode series; pupils should have some familiarity with Minecraft from the previous lesson
  • Knowledge of coordinate systems is a plus
Pros

  • Provides a rubric for the lesson
  • Detailed instructions include screenshots, which make following along very easy
Cons

  • None