How to Build A Square with Melody Brewer

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Learning Objectives

How to Build A Square with Melody Brewer:

In Minecraft: Education Edition, the Agent is your own personal Robot! You can create programs to make him move, build or dig for you in the game.
In this lesson, we will create basic commands we can use for our Agent. To do this, we will use a special event in Microsoft MakeCode called the “On Chat Command” which is a useful way to teach students about functions. In computer science, a “function” is a way to group commands together.

Next-Generation Standards Covered

  • Learn to use a repeat loop to build a square.

Guiding ideas for How to Build A Square

  1. What changes to the existing code would they have to make to create a rectangle for example?
  2. How would you add height to their existing structure?
  3. What changes to the existing code would they have to make to create a rectangle for example?

Student activities in How to Build A Square

Use the companion app MakeCode and program your agent to create a square using blocks of your choice.

Skills

  • Creativity
  • Critical thinking

Requirements

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