Challenge #3: Build A Great Pyramid! In the Minecraft Challenge you will be asked to build specific things with your own personal twist! There are no limits, the only rule is that you must stop when the timer ends (30 minutes) and try your best to complete the challenge!
Materials: This activity requires a computer or tablet with the Minecraft game available.(Minecraft comes free with all current windows operating systems)
Goal: This is a fun activity that engages students in critical thinking, problem solving, and virtual block play
Step one: Once you're in the game, put the game on “Creative mode”. Do this by pressing ESC on the top left of the keyboard, and selecting “enable creative mode”, or going to the menu screen if you're on a tablet.
Now that you have everything at your fingertips, it’s time to try challenge below.
I will be updating this weekly with new challenges! Look for it every Friday.
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Remember: Challenge yourself, be patient, problem solve, and HAVE FUN!
In this challenge, finding a large flat space to build on is important.
A pyramid is a large triangular building, like the ones in Egypt!
By starting with a big square, it will help you see how big the base of your pyramid is.
To build up your triangle, make another square that fits inside the one you have. Then put a layer of blocks on top of the inside square.
Doing this until you reach the top will leave you with a shape like the one shown below!
You can practice by making a small pyramid like the one shown above. Then next time challenge yourself to build a bigger one!