Math

3rd and 4th-Grade Weekly Math Club: Minecraft Themed Math Challenges

Each week students will use problem solving skills as they work individually and together reviewing a wide variety of 3rd and 4th-grade math concepts all integrated within a fun Minecraft themed story designed to motivate and challenge.
395 total reviews for this teacher
34 reviews for this class
Completed by 278 learners
Class

55 minutes

per class

Once per week

every week

7-9

year olds

3-8

learners per class

per learner

How does anOngoingcourse work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

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Available Times

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Next on Mon May 16

Meets Once per week
Monday
9:30pm - 10:25pm
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Next on Tue May 17

Meets Once per week
Tuesday
11:30pm - 12:25am
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.
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Next on Wed May 18

Meets Once per week
Wednesday
6pm - 6:55pm
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Not an official Minecraft product. Not approved or associated with Mojang.

Description

Class Experience

This class is designed to review and reinforce 3rd and 4th-grade mathematical concepts.  It may also include some logic challenges appropriate for the 3rd and 4th-grade classrooms.  Specific content may vary depending on the level of the students and the time they take to solve the problems.  The teacher has a bank of possible problems and will be adjusting the difficulty level based on the needs of the students and the time constraints of the class as the challenge progresses.  Because this is an ongoing class,  students will be able to review a wider range of topics than could be accomplished in a one-time class. Students may join at any time.

This class includes a wide range of skill building:
                                                              3rd and 4th-grade math content review
                                                              peer tutoring
                                                              communicating mathematically
                                                              decision making
                                                              reasoning and logic
                                                              listening and sharing
I love teaching math!  My own children have enjoyed playing Minecraft, and I know how popular it is with this age set.  I also lead and coordinate activities for homeschoolers in my area.  As such, I enjoy seeing them work together to solve problems.  As a former  classroom teacher, I thought creating this mystery would be a fun way to have students interact with each other while having fun solving math problems.  I have created and currently teach all the classes in the Solve a Mystery Minecraft Themed Challenge roster which includes classes for grades 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, and pre-algebra/algebra.  I hold a current professional educator's license with special endorsements in mathematics, language arts, and general science. 
No homework is assigned.  A welcome letter and optional pre-class worksheet will be available prior to many scheduled sessions.  These may be utilized at the parent/guardian's discretion to help the learner prepare for each class or to review and reinforce the material after each class. When available, each worksheet will be posted approximately 24 hours prior to the start of each session.   
 1 file available upon enrollment
A WORKING WEBCAM IS NECESSARY FOR INTERACTION AND ASSESSING STUDENT PROGRESS. Students will need paper and a pencil available for calculations, however a whiteboard and dry erase marker may be substituted. A ruler with standard and metric units should also be available.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
The teacher will be checking student understanding throughout the lesson. There will be lots of discussion of the problems, and the teacher will ask students to talk about their answers and the processes they used to get their answers.  The teacher will encourage students to discuss a variety of ways to solve problems. There may also be times when the teacher asks the students to type an answer into the chatbox.  The teacher will be sensitive to the individual needs of the students.  Please message the teacher if there is information you feel will help the teacher work with your learner. There may be times the teacher asks the students to demonstrate their understanding of a concept.  For example, "Show me a pair of parallel lines."  A WORKING WEBCAM IS NECESSARY FOR THIS CLASS.  THE WEBCAM SHOULD BE KEPT ON THROUGHOUT THE LESSON. This helps the teacher work to adapt to the student's needs. 
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
This is a 3rd and 4th-grade level math class that uses a Minecraft theme.  Because this class is designed to give students choices and allow for student participation, it may run longer than the scheduled time.  This is an ongoing class.  The class fee for each week is charged on Sunday.  Students may come and go in ongoing classes. For your convenience, a link is provided with details on the ongoing class format.   A link is also provided for students to test Zoom.  I recommend testing Zoom and having your learner practice the functions outlined in step 4, particularly the unmute/mute mic button and the raise hand button.  Because class time is limited, the teacher must focus on the class and is not able to resolve individual tech issues.  Testing Zoom and ensuring your learner knows how to use the classroom functions will help the learning experience go more smoothly.   When enrolling in this class, you are reserving a seat for your learner.  If a verified learner misses a session for which he is enrolled, the recording may be requested by messaging the teacher. If no students were in attendance, there will not be a recording.  The recording may be available a few hours after the completion of each session and is useful to review concepts or for when a registered and verified learner is not able to be in attendance.  THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL MINECRAFT PRODUCT.  IT IS NOT APPROVED BY OR OFFICIALLY ASSOCIATED WITH MOJANG. 

https://support.outschool.com/en/articles/2272596-ongoing-classes-for-learners

https://support.outschool.com/en/articles/802757-how-to-prepare-for-your-first-class 

Teacher

Sandra WarrenCertified Teacher Math, Language Arts, Science, ESL
395 total reviews
295 completed classes

About Me

I currently specialize in teaching math, language arts, science, and ESL to students of all ages.  I am passionate about education, and I'd love to share that passion to encourage your child.  I have 28 years teaching experience in a variety of... 
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