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  • Subject Area

    • Math: PreAlgebra: Measurement
    • Math: PreAlgebra: Probability, Statistics and Data Analysis

  • Author

    Small Robots

  • Level

    6-8

  • Activity Time

    30 Minutes

  • Device
    • TI-83
    • TI-83 Plus Family
    • TI-84 Plus
    • TI-84 Plus Silver Edition
  • Software

    TI Connect™

  • Accessories

    TI Connectivity Cable
    Unit-to-Unit link cables

  • Other Materials
    • 1 Norland Calculator Robot (Your wheels for this adventure)

    • 1 TI-83 or TI-83+ graphing device (Robot brains)

    • 1 Meter Stick
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Calculator Controlled Robots - Mission 1: Measure

Published on 10/17/2008

Activity Overview

Your first mission, should you decide to take it (and you will) is to measure the width of the hallway outside your classroom using only a robot and a graphing device.

Before the Activity

Download the attached program "GO" or to write a simple program see PROGRAMMING INSTRUCTIONS in the attached PDF.

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

During the Activity

Please print out the attached PDF for details.

After the Activity

Review student results:

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