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Written by Brooke Lorren   
Friday, 06 September 2013 05:23

Minecraft Graphing

Minecraft graphing

If you are a homeschooling parent, then you'll probably want to look for ways to get your kids interested in the lessons.  My son loves to play Minecraft.  When we were quite busy with things last year, much of his reading lessons were through using Minecraft... and you know what?  It worked.  I was a little bit worried at the start of school whether or not he would be able to read stories in the second grade book (he's six, so it wouldn't be the end of the world if it was too hard), but evidently, Minecraft helped him learn how to read up to the second grade level.

We started school this week, and I had to teach him a graphing lesson.  We're on a real bare-bones budget this year, so I didn't buy any workbooks or consumables.  The book that we're doing the "math meeting" in is already written in, so I thought about making a graph on a plain sheet of paper.  Then I came up with the idea: why not use Legos to learn graphing?  Or even better yet, why not make a graph with Minecraft?  After all, Minecraft is a world made up of blocks: perfect for building graphs.  Plus, I can save the Minecraft graph (we have to answer questions about the graph on Monday).

I asked my boy whether he'd like to graph with Minecraft, or Legos, and he said both, so we made a Lego graph and a Minecraft graph.  We made the graph in creative mode.  We used signs to label each item in the graph.  In this case, we graphed the months that some of our friends and relatives were born in.

I know that there are many people who use Minecraft to teach their children.  I'm sure that there are plenty of other lessons that can be taught using this computer game.  As I come up with more, I'll try to post them here.
Last Updated on Friday, 06 September 2013 05:52