Learning intention: Create and use appropriate units and devices to measure length, area, volume and capacity, weight (mass), turn (angle), temperature, and time.
We have been learning about measurement, specifically area and perimeter.
Why teach robotics?
Robotics provides opportunities for:
While thinking how can we make measuring area and perimeter of a shape more interesting I thought why don’t we design and build some mini golf holes. Well, that went down a whole new road. Room 5 & 6 are now covered in masking tape mini golf holes.
The task was to design three holes, measure the perimeter and calculate the area, then recreate their best design on the floor using masking tape. Finishing up with a mini-golf challenge.
What the students thought about it.
It was cool because I learned something new and it was fun. Cole
It was exciting because we learnt something new with the sphero’s. Chloe.
I learned how to code and after I got the hang of it it was easy. Nikau
I thought it was cool as we got to code the sphero to play our golf hole. Cyanalee
It was really cool because we could teach other kids how to code. Reid
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