Pupils were challenged at Moorfoot PS to create a code using MacroLab app which would show a sphero tracing a pentagon on the ground. For this activity, pupils had to work collaboratively to calculate the angles needed for the code. This is how they got on…
Sphero Education have created STEM challenges which can be completed by using Sphero. There are many ideas from schools across the world on Twitter and Pinterest but here are a few lesson plans available from their website which could be useful.
Sphero Education provides lots of different resources which support teachers in delivering Maths experiences and outcomes. They provide an introduction, student guide, teacher guide and worksheet for each lesson. By clicking on the PDF’s below, you will get access to the materials you will need.
Pupils at Moorfoot Primary School used their understanding of angles and computer programming to code a sphero to trace 2D shapes. The next challenge they have is to create a code for the sphero to draw a pentagon by calculating the angles it must turn.
Last week, pupils at Saint Mary’s Primary School experienced controlling the spheros from an iPad. They used a variety of apps to programme the robotic device and used some of the kit to create obstacles. If you are interested in using these in your own class, please contact the Learning Technology Team for more information.