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MFY Coordinates, Part 2

Ages 10-12
Published by MakersFactory  •  Posted 1279 days ago
Students practice coordinates by taking part in a Treasure Hunt, where they are challenged to quickly find as many specified coordinates as possible in a time period.
Math > Measurement and Data - Coordinates
Average: 4.7 (3 votes)
World Details and Requirements
Created by: MakersFactory
World version: 1.081815
Supported MinecraftEdu Versions: 1.7.10
World Type: Exploration
Tags: math, Exploration, coordinates, MakersFactory

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This is part two of a two-part lesson. For the second world used, download "MFY Coordinates, Part 1".

This is a MakersFactory lesson world. For more information about custom MinecraftEdu worlds, visit http://makersfactory.com/gbl-lessons.

Students will explore the coordinate system built into Minecraft, understanding the relation of the X/Z coordinates to the point of origin. After learning the basics of coordinates, the students practice by taking part in a Treasure Hunt, where they are challenged to quickly find as many specified coordinates as possible in a time period.

  • CCSS.Math.Content.5.G.A.1
  • CCSS.Math.Content.5.G.A.2
  • CCSS.Math.Content.5.G.B.3


Comment courtesy of a student blogger in my class, Jack P. Good insights on some best practices with this map. The lag issues probably had to do with the RAM in my computer and have hopefully been fixed! ---- So last week my classmates and I were asked to explore and Beta-Test this 'Treasure Hunt' map. The goal was to use the provided G.P.S to find a series of treasures. We were each assigned a partner to assist us in finding these treasures. When I read my classmate's comments on last week's activity , I found myself a little disappointed. Some people didn't exactly enjoy the activity. I myself found it a little intriguing, but at the same time there were some minor issues. For one, the chat was a humongous issue. Some people found it funny to spam ( Saying things useless or irreverent to the topic/task at hand with the simple goal of annoying people) or just saying rude things in general. While this is a problem, the chat can be helpful. Say, one of us gets stuck, Mrs.Dupriest can help us out by teleporting us. Another thing is the players. I am an experienced player, and from what I've seen, the experienced players (guilty) tend to leave the inexperienced behind. Lag may be a problem, maybe finding a way to have two seperate worlds open, with certain classmates in charge. I would rate this a 4/5.

Teacher comment as a follow-up: It was an engaging lesson. Students looked hard for treasures the whole time, and I felt it was good for visualizing an x-y-z world. Good introduction for harder lessons on coordinates later on. Some treasures are cleverly hidden, some are devilishly hard to find. I could not find some without digging, but I suspect they can actually all be found, otherwise tools would have been included (right?). Students who tried to dig sometimes got stuck in holes.

Hi, I am trying out the "Treasure Hunt" map. When I start, I am in "Central Village", but there are no additional instructions regarding where the treasures are (coordinates), so I am not sure what I am supposed to do. There is a teleport block, which takes me to a River, but beyond that, I don't know what to do... Is there some documentation I don't have (I have looked at the PDFs in the Detailed Description section)? Also, when I start this world on my server, there is a notification that says that some blocks are missing. I did install the GPS mod; is there something else I may be missing? I guess one other possibility is that I am playing on I believe update 20 for the 1.7.10 version; could there be some difference in the versions that is causing some blocks to not appear? BTW, thanks for this mod! It's perfect as an enrichment activity to teach coordinates!

Never mind, I found the Treasure Hunt worksheet. For some reason, I thought the pdf worksheet for the 2nd map was the same worksheet as for the first lesson. Thanks again for this awesome lesson!