Educator Guide

Calculator-Controlled Robots: Hands-on Mathematics and Science Discovery Educator Guide
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Audience: Educators
Grades: 6-9


Students create programs in TI-BASIC to run Norland Research calculator robots. Missions are built sequentially on the knowledge of previous activities. The first missions have step-by-step programming instructions that gradually lead students to create their own programs in later missions. Students use and apply math and science concepts to direct their robots through a variety of challenges.

Calculator-Controlled Robots: Hands-on Mathematics and Science Discovery Educator Guide [6MB PDF file]

Individual sections:
Covers
Introduction
Mission 1: Measure
Mission 2: Graph and Predict
Exploration Extension 1: Laser Altimeter
Mission 3: Turns and Mazes
Exploration Extension 2: Crawler-Transporter
Mission 4: Circles
Mission 5: Game Spinner
Mission 6: Game Day!
Exploration Extension 3: Mission Patches and Demos
Mission 7: E=mc²
Mission 8: Cool Stuff
Mission 9: Mission to Mars
Mission 10: PopBots!
Teacher Notes
Appendix