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Calculator Controlled Robots - Mission 4: Circles

Published on 10/17/2008

Activity Overview

Your fourth mission is to draw circles using the robot. Sounds simple enough, but you'll need to draw three different diameter circles using three different wheel motions. Good Luck.

Before the Activity

Download the attached program CIRCLE or to write the program for the robot on your TI-83+ (see PROGRAMMING INSTRUCTIONS on page 6 of the attached PDF.

Purchase the Norland Calculator Robot at: www.smallrobot.com/scimath

During the Activity

Please see the attached PDF for more details for this activity.

After the Activity

Review student results:

  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary