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Calculator Controlled Robots - Mission 5: Game Spinner

Published on 10/17/2008

Activity Overview

What are the chances that you can write your program on a TI-83+ that instructs your robot to spin and randomly land on numbers 1 to 8?
If the probability of that is low, can you write the program on the next page without looking at the detailed programming instructions? Try.

Before the Activity

Use a robot drawn 32 to 40 cm from mission 4. With a marker divide the circle into eight equal pieces and number 1 to 8 clockwise. Color odd numbered spaces red and the even numbered spaces black. Use your TI-83+ to write the program SPINNER (see PROGRAMMING INSTRUCTIONS if needed) Please see the attached PDF for more details for this activity. Or download the attached program.

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