Minecraft Maths

Imagine if each time a parent looked at child playing Minecraft and said – “she loves this math”. Well, if you spend a few minutes watching this video, I might temp you into believing that learning Math in most schools could be different.

Let me give you an example:

  1. What are the conditions for a redstone torch burning out, and what is the probability (if any) that it will do so once the conditions are met.
  2. What are the conditions for a burnt-out redstone torch recovering, and what is the probability that it will do so…

If you use “ticks” in your answer, please say whether you’re talking about redstone ticks or game ticks. 

If you are a parent with a kid playing Minecraft, try giving them this problem to solve. If that all sounds way to hard – just watch the video below. Some maths will come up on the screen as you’d remember it at school.

I’d love to get ideas/links Minecraft specifically for Maths if you have ’em