Education Technology

Year 9: Reverse Parking Rover
by Texas Instruments

Objectives

  • Basic Coding
  • Geometry - Circumcentre
  • Statistics - Regression
  • Algebra - Solving simple equations
  • Mathematical Modelling

Vocabulary

  • Perpendicular Bisector
  • Regression
  • Residual Plot
  • Extrapolate
  • Interpolate
  • Arc and Arc Length
  • Specific Coding Instructions

About the Lesson

Students use a mixture of geometry, trigonometry, statistics and algebra to build an algorithm to turn the TI-Innovator Rover into an autonomous self parking vehicle. This activity can also be used in more senior level mathematics classes by increasing the focus on the statistical implications and applications.