Teaching block coding and reviewing adding integers. Sixth graders used Sphero to add integers on a number line.
Underlying skills included listening, reading, and following directions.
The sixth graders spent the first two days learning how to aim the Sphero and exploring how to give it commands. (In the future, I will make the daily goal more explicit. In addition, I want to formalize that every student get a chance to control the Sphero.) On the third day, the teams set up their number lines and programmed the Sphero to add integers. They were asked to video this last task.
Here are the directions I used this year. I am 90% sure no one practiced giving directions (w/o the robot). I was almost always busy getting Spheros connected.
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