Computing / Computer Science

Sights, Sounds and Gears

How Fast?

Walk through the How Fast? Task Assignment Sheet with students to explain the "How Fast?" lab.

How Far?(with Unit Rate Math)

The attached Robo-Math PowerPoint  presentation is an Alternative Instructinal resource for the "How Far?" lesson which emphasizes the use of the Unit Rate in calculating Move Block durations. NOTE: This lessons assumes students have access to wheels beyond those available in the base kit.  The challenges can be modified to use only the stock wheels.

How Far?

The attached PowerPoint file walks student through the geometry and proportional math required to complete the included "How Far" lab. NOTE: This lessons assumes students have access to wheels beyond those available in the base kit.  The challenges can be modified to use only the stock wheels.

Moving Straight_Alt_Task

The attached Word file is an Alternative Instructional resource from Rich Bakala (Jefferson MS, Olympia, WA) which provides additional math exercises and emphasizes measurement skills as students lay out their own challenge boards.

Moving Straight_Video

This Move Block video was developed by Dale Yocum (Catlin Gabel School, Portland, OR) as part of his NXT Tutorial series. These videos have been linked as Alternative Differentiated Instructional Material

Moving Straight_Ext

The attached PowerPoint file contains an Differentiated InstructionMaterial  Extended Challenge for the "Moving Straight" lesson.  Students must program a series of Move Blocks and incorporate the use of the Sound block.  Students should calculate the Move block Duration parameters  and show their proportional math. 

Note: a consistent starting position is important in order to successfully the final step.

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