In Year 5 and 6 classes I have integrated the use of both EV3 and Dash robots to cement in my students understanding of angles – particularly the fact that an angle is all about an amount of turn.
Students were asked to program the robots to move in basic shapes – square, triangle etc, with this then being extended to more complex or irregular shapes.
Whenever possible, students were encouraged to use loops to improve the efficiency of their code.
Follow-up lessons included the creation of tessellating shapes using multiple robots (with additional provisos that different robots had to create mirror images/reflections of the previous shapes), and also a challenge to replicate a complex shape in the least number of moves..
Similar tasks have been done in lower years using BeeBots
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