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(Rover) Drive the Line Challenge with TI-84 Plus CE Python (Math in Motion Plus)

Students will apply their knowledge of the relationships between position vs. time graphs and velocity vs. time graphs, and their verbal descriptions, to write programs for Rover to drive.

Publisher: Texas Instruments Inc.

Topic:  Mathematics

Tags  Python

Overview

In this Math in Motion Plus activity, students will write their own program for the TI-Innovator™ Rover. They will explore multiple representations of position, velocity and time to write code that will navigate a set of challenges. Students will apply their knowledge of the relationships between position vs. time graphs and velocity vs. time graphs, and their verbal descriptions, to write programs for Rover to carry out the motion described. The “Challenge” cards provided can be printed and/or cut into individual task cards and distributed to students (optional).

 

 

Goals

Students will:

Use their knowledge of position vs. time and velocity vs. time in the context of Rover motion challenge problems

Create and edit 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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