Minecraft Education Edition: Unit 3 - Coordinates (Coding With Minecraft)

Students learn about coordinates (X, Y, Z).

Learn about the three-coordinate grid represented by (X, Y, Z) coordinates and the difference between relative position and world position.

By the end of this unit, students will be able to:

  • Describe the difference between relative coordinates and absolute coordinates in real life.
  • Identify their real-world position and calculate the position of a landmark or object relative to their position.
  • Describe the difference between relative player position and absolute world position in Minecraft.
  • Understand the importance of coordinates in coding and while playing Minecraft.
  • Alter the Minecraft landscape by coding with coordinates.
  • Design an original creative project to apply their coding skills in new ways.

Please review the Assessment Guide for additional details.




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