Developing Problem Solving and Math Skills with Minecraft

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Description: Minecraft is a sandbox construction game in which players create and destroy various types of blocks in a three dimensional environment. Players use avatars that can destroy or create blocks, form fantastic structures, creations and artwork across the various multiplayer servers in multiple game modes. In this session, 14 year old Alexander Fryer (facilitated by his Dad) will provide a guided tour of Minecraft and specifically highlight how problem solving as well as mathematics skills can be developed while playing the game.

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  1. Official Minecraft Wiki

(more resources will be added here in advance of a scheduled March 17, 2012, presentation at the Student Technology Conference at Yarmouth High School in Yarmouth, Maine)

These materials by Wesley A. Fryer are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

Contact details for Wesley are available.

'The Village in Minecraft' photo (c) 2011, post-apocalyptic research institute - license:
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