helen Atkins▸ U4: Math Connections


I have chosen to create a series of Maths lessons for my year 2 students using the Beebot. Last year I used the Beebots with my year 1 class as a one off directions lesson. I now want to see how I could extend this activity for year 2 and a series of lessons.

The digital technology objectives covered will be
• identify use and explore digital systems for a purpose
• follow, describe and represent a sequence of steps and decisions needed to solve simple problems

Maths objectives covered will be
• interpret simple maps of familiar locations and identify the relative positions of key features
• identify and describe 1/4 and 1/2 turns
•describe the features of three dimensional objects

Lesson 1
Students will be given a series of different directions written by the Beebot to help them find his lost treasure. Directions will include the words forwards , backwards, right and left.

Lesson 2
The students will create their own directions using correct terminology to direct their partner to the hidden treasure. The partners will input the directions into the Beebot and see if they can successfully find the treasure.

Lesson 3
Introduce the students to the language of 1/4 and 1/2 turns. Children to stand up and play Simon says using left 1/2 turn right 1/4 turn etc. students to then create a new route to the hidden treasure incorporating 1/4 and 1/2 turns.

Lesson 4

Revision and assessment lesson. Children to create a route around the map using quarter turns and half turns making sure they only travel on the 3D shapes with 6 faces.

Assess use of vocabulary and accuracy of written algorithm.

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