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First Page of Calculator-Controlled Robots Mission 1



Grade Levels

Grades 5-8, Grades 9-12


Computer Science, Mathematics, Technology, Measurement and Data Analysis


Lesson Plans / Activities

Students can use a robot to measure the hallway accurately. This activity includes programming instructions and a help sheet to assist students with writing a simple program on their graphing calculators. The commands instruct the robot to move forward carrying a calculator until it bumps into something. Students use data displayed on the calculator to determine the distance the robot traveled.
Mission 1: Measure [785KB PDF file]
This activity is part of the Calculator-Controlled Robots Educator Guide.