Robots, Coding and tablet fun!!!
Today the children in the middle room had some times on the tablets and got the opportunity to see what the VEX Robotics was all about!!!
On the tables the children got to practise their tables using some tables apps and games online. and make a few jigsaws online.
Then we got to do a bit of coding. ,r. Bolger showed us a little bit of coding, similar to the one used in the coding of the robot. We had to tell the robot what to do. The children created a short piece of code to make the robot (online robot) to go left, right, forward, back or turn. This is where the children had to put their deeper thinking mathematical skills into good use. And the did so well.
Finally, the children go to play with the robots that were used in the robotics competition. The didn't get to play the game but got to drive the robot and to pick up some of the yellow balls and bring the over to a box.