Outside The Box: Corona Teacher Uses Popular Video Game to Teach Geometry

Sherry Posnick-Goodwin

“People say, ‘Oh, they’re just playing video games,’” says Tristan Grandy. “But it’s much more than that.” He logs in to a computer and enters what he calls “a world without limits that holds infinite possibilities.” He is playing Minecraft, one of the hottest video games on the market, where anything can be built with cubes.

Grandy shows off a virtual, three-dimensional replica of their school’s gymnasium he and classmate Aiden Lawrence are building, while other student teams construct virtual classrooms, locker rooms and other areas of their Centennial High School campus in Corona.