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(Rover) Navigate Math-hattan with TI-84 Plus CE Python (Math in Motion Plus)

Students will apply their knowledge of the relationships among distance, rate and time to write equations to optimize routes through a “city” or maze with obstacles.

Publisher: Texas Instruments Inc.

Author: Texas Instruments Inc.

Topic:  Mathematics

Tags  Python

Overview

Students will explore measurement of distance and angles to write code to navigate a set of challenges. Students will apply their knowledge of the relationships among distance, rate and time to write equations to optimize routes through a “city” or maze with obstacles. This activity is appropriate for students familiar with modelling and solving relationships involving distance, rate, and time.

Goals

Students will:

- use their knowledge of angles, writing equations, and the relationship in the context of challenge problems.

- create and edit TI-Nspire CXII Python programs that include several commonly used Rover and calculator functions.

Project Materials

Download Teacher Document   PDF link  Word Doc link

Download Student Challenge Handout Document   PDF link  Word Doc link

Download Teacher example Python programs   Zip  link

Download Student guiding Python programs    Zip link

Learn to do the project yourself

Download Meet the Rover Geometry Challenge PDF at this link

Download Getting Started and Beyond PDF at this link

10 Minutes of Code for Python Unit 1: Getting Started with Python link

10 Minutes of Code for Python with Hub and Rover do units 1 (Hub) and 4 (Rover) link

Setting up

Update your TI-84 Plus CE Python, TI SmartView CE emulator software and TI-Innovator sketch link

Download a tutorial on using the TI Connect CE software for program editing and transferring files to and from your calculator  PDF link

Download a step-by-step guide to updating your TI-Innovator Hub and Rover  PDF link

See other projects at www.TIstemProjects.com

Contact stem-team@ti.com with questions or comments about the project.