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Coding Dash to Bulldoze: Problem Solving Using Geometry and Measurement

by  Patrick Johnson

Description

The task for this lesson was to code Dash, mounted with the bulldozer attachment, to remove as many balls as possible from a hundred's mat. Students used their knowledge of coding, angles, measuring distance and travelling on a grid to program Dash.

Subjects:

Coding Math Science

Group Size:

0- 0students

Target Grades:

2- 5

Time Required:

1 hour-

Objectives

  • The task for this lesson was to code Dash, mounted with the bulldozer attachment, to remove as many balls as possible from a hundred’s mat.

  • Collaborate with other students to complete task

  • Program movement on a grid

  • Learn right, acute and obtuse angles

  • Understand area by documenting the number of squares that contained balls compared to those that were empty