Coding & Coordinate Planes

Coding & Coordinate Planes
Posted on 10/10/2018
Coding & Coordinate Planes
Team Enterprise, Team Triumph, and Team Voyager have been working with coordinate planes in math. Over the past week they've been working on putting their knowledge to use in a real-life scenario. Students were told that a tsunami had hit Japan and created a nuclear accident that was too dangerous for humans to clean up. The US sent robots in to help.

Students were given a task to use Ozobots to remove all hazardous waste, while avoiding flooded areas. The goal was to clean up as quickly as possible (under two minutes) without traveling into flooded areas. Groups designed a field by plotting the points on chart paper and drawing in a path for the robot to follow. The plotted points represented clean-up locations and the orange areas represented flooding.

Groups then used code to create a route for Ozobot to follow. To code Ozobot, students create black lines mixed with different color combinations of red, green, and blue. The different color combinations allow Ozobot to change speeds or do special moves. Sometimes groups had to problem solve and decide why Ozobot was not reading the codes correctly! It was a fun and engaging learning experience!