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
Overview of the TI-Nspire CXII for Programming in Python (Youtube video) link
Write your first Python program on TI-Nspire CXII (Youtube video) link
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Update your TI-Nspire CX family handheld, TI-Nspire computer software and TI-Innovator sketch link
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