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Minecraft, the Golden Ratio, and a new journey

October 2, 2013

I’m baaaack…. did anyone miss me?

Laugh. Probably not. Don’t know if anyone reads these posts. I haven’t written very many yet. I hope to be better about that in the future.

So, to start with… let me tell you what I have been working on: a history cum math book which utilizes Minecraft as a tool for students to create representations of what they have learned. And in the process of researching ideas to include in the book, it occurred to me that one of the best possible mathematical topics for exploration with minecraft would be the Golden Ratio.

It should come as no surprise to anyone that the idea of the Golden ratio and its use in Minecraft building  is not a new one. There are quite a few  references to the idea, including quite a few youtube videos, Here and Here for example.

There are also wikis such as: The Elites of Minecraft_The Architect which go into great detail about how to use the Golden Ratio in Minecraft building. And finally, there is the following site: The Godcraftian’s Guide to Building: How can I become a great Builder.  All of these sites offer wonderful information for the mechanics of minecraft and I urge you to explore them. They also provided me with a host of ideas and information upon which to draw in writing my own book and I will be very careful to credit them all. This is an exciting and wonderful time to be exploring the world of mathematics and history…  I hope you will join me on that journey.