Hacking Minecraft - 5th Grade

Today the 5th grade class used the Python 3 programming language to create large structures quickly in Minecraft. This lesson reinforces the academic standard of calculating volumes in 3D space (x,y,z). Students built structures in Minecraft without playing the game directly. They were able to open the Minecraft window, then toggle over to Python to write the code and watch the results in as they executed the code. The largest block made was 216 Million units in volume. The lesson combined sections from Peter Farrell's excellent book Hacking Math Class with Python and the Raspberry Pi Foundation's book Hacking and Making in Minecraft.

 

 It is a lot of fun to make huge objects quickly in Minecraft with the Python programming lanague!

It is a lot of fun to make huge objects quickly in Minecraft with the Python programming lanague!