Posted in Digital Technologies, ICT, iPads

Coding with Sphero

Today we had fun problem solving using Sphero. The students had to work in small groups to create small courses using the following rules;

  1. At least one angle.
  2. No jumps.
  3. No more than 2 angles.
  4. Maximum of 2m of measuring tape.
  5. Work cooperatively and ensure everyone is included.

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The students then had to work together to write code in ‘Lightning Lab‘ app to move the robots along the courses. The task was a lot harder than it looked, it involved a huge amount of trial and error. I was very impressed with the teamwork and resilience shown by everyone.
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One group was successful at mastering 3 of the courses!

Have you used code to direct a Sphero?

What is the most challenging part of coding with Sphero?

Posted in Numeracy

Have you tried Ken Ken puzzles?

Have you heard of Ken Ken puzzles? They are a fantastic challenge – so challenging and so much fun to solve!

Click on the following link to read about how they work.

How do you solve a Ken Ken puzzle?

Click on picture to play online or click here to download and print pdf file

Ken Ken

6S have been enjoying working together to solve these tricky puzzles. When we first played most students thought it would be really simple to solve the 3 x 3 puzzles but soon realised they are a little harder than they first thought.

What do you think of Ken Ken puzzles?

What advice to you have for someone trying to solve a Ken Ken puzzle?

How do you feel when you have completed a puzzle?