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Published by MrSolomon  •  Posted 1264 days ago
Students have 7 areas to show the number 12 in different ways. Adapted from Bridges Math Unit on Multiplication and Arrays.
Math > Algebra - Developing Numeracy for Grades 2-4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
World Details and Requirements
Created by: Joel Solomon
World version: 1.0
Supported MinecraftEdu Versions: 1.7.10
World Type: Mission Based, Puzzle
Tags: numeracy, math, addition, multiplication


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Numeracy Example

This is an adaptation of the Number Zoo that was uploaded last year.

Students will work in PAIRS. There are 16 work areas that can accommodate up to 32 students. Each group will teleport to a large workspace that contains seven areas with directions that ask them to do the following:

  • Area 1: Use NUMBER blocks to write two addition problems that equal 12
  • Area 2: Use NUMBER blocks to write two multiplication problems that equal 12
  • Area 3: Use RED, BLUE and YELLOW blocks to show two arrays that equal 12
  • Area 4: Plant an array of sunflowers in four rows of three
  • Area 5: Build a 4x4 house with stone and add 3 windows on each side
  • Area 6: Use stone to build the number 12
  • Area 7: Solve the word problem on the sign and place number blocks showing your answer

You can adapt this activity for higher numbers for more advanced students, and lower numbers for lower grades.

If students finish early, teachers can "clear" an area in their workspace that is 12x12. Students can then place a sign that shows the AREA and PERIMETER of their space and then build a house that features the number 12. (use Build Allow blocks when filling in the area).




Prepared Graduates: Understand the structure and properties of our number system. At their most basic level ,numbers are abstract symbols that represent real-world quantities.

Relevance and Application: Accurate use of measurement tools allows people to create and design projects around the home or in the community such as flowe beds, fencing for a yard, wallpaper for a room, etc. 




Thank you so much! This was perfect for my 4th graders working on factors and multiples! This world has PLENTY of space and activities for a large class (working in pairs!). The activities were well explained and easily accomplished but enough to keep students working for a while.

I really like the concept of this lesson. I'm new to this whole world, and am just starting out with my students. I've downloaded my server, but don't seem to be able to download this lesson. Any suggestions?

I don't have a lot of luck with the "Download with Server Launcher" button in the World Library. Have you tried downloading the .zip file directly? It's right under the green button above ("You may also manually download the world from here"). Do you know where to place the folder once you download/unzip it?

Thank you for your response Mr. Solomon. I have had no success in downloading with the server launcher. I have tried to do it manually but I really don't know what to do with all the files that come up. Are you able to help me?

When you download manually, it will create a .zip file. Unzip the file and a folder will be created. Place this folder in your MinecraftEdu folder in the following location: MineraftEdu > Server Tool > Worlds > Saved Worlds. Once you put the folder in this location, start Minecraft EDU, go to the Server Launcher and select the saved world you just added. Good luck!

Hi again We get to MinecraftEdu/ServerTool but then we do not have a Worlds option to put the zip file. Are we missing something? Thank you Robinson

Have you run ANY worlds and saved them in Minecraft EDU yet? If you don't see a "savedworlds" folder inside the "worlds" folder, you can always create a folder, name it "saved worlds" and put the Numeracy World folder inside. MC Edu saves all worlds to the same location, so if you've saved other worlds, they will also appear in the 'saved worlds' folder. If you continue to get stuck, you can always post your questions to the Minecraft Teachers Google Group: https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/minecraft-teachers

No I haven't saved any worlds yet, so I don't have a saved worlds folder. Thank you for your help.

I'm in, I'm in!! I hadn't de-activated my other world, which is why it wouldn't let me get into yours. Can't wait to try it out now. Thank you again for your help!!

How can the teacher clear the area for students to build in Area 7