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).
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.
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Learn to do the project yourself
Download Meet the Rover Geometry Challenge PDF at this link
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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
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