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⚡Charge up your math lessons with a fun coding idea from #Jenallee!⚡

As many of you know, Sallee loves cruising the streets of Fort Worth in her Tesla… uhum… Luna. She loves zipping around town in her smart electric car, but one thing Luna needs is charging 🔋 So in thinking of indi cars, charging, and math, Tesla… Luna was the inspiration for this fun app smash with Sphero indi cars and Canva!

The ✨AMAZING✨PAM WALKER✨ a second grade teacher within our district, reached out and asked if we could collaborate on a way to incorporate coding into her daily lessons. Pam has a set of Sphero indi’s to use with her students.

Ummm… coding lessons… 🚘 YAAASSSS! 🚘

When digging into their curriculum and looking at what they were currently studying we decided to create a double digit addition math challenge for her students to complete. Now.. buckle up and hold on as we explain how we share the lesson with yall!

Lesson Overview

Learning Objective: Double digit addition fluency and introduction to coding

Supplies: Sphero indi cars & coding cards

Game Directions: Complete the task at each charging station to get indi charged up and ready to celebrate!

Station 1 – Double digit addition worksheet

Station 2 – Gather the coinciding coding cards that match your worksheet answers

Station 3 – Use a black light to determine the coding path according to your answers

Check out this FUN TikTok to see an overview 🎥


Check out this FUN math/coding lesson using @canva & Sphero indi cars! #Coding #teachersoftiktok #jenallee

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To get started, we began by creating our teaching materials in Canva.

✨We found a math worksheet template and made it our own.

✨We used the background remover tool to edit the photos of indi

✨We created a corresponding color/answer doc

✨We created our Overview doc of the lesson in Canva as well

After printing the needed materials, we set up the room!

We placed the color coding cards on a table to create a charging station and we placed two blackout flashlights with the invisible ink order sheet on another table across the room for charging station 3.

Then it was go time…

I’m Ready to Play by salleeclark

We know you are on the edge of your seat and asking “How did it go?”

Well  first of all.. they knew what Tesla was 😂 Second… Sallee might be cool to 2nd graders, although they all remember Ms. Long’s name 😂 And third… The students thought it was AWESOME!!!

As they worked their way through all of the stations they were collaborating, problem solving and having fun! We saw them using their math strategies and heard them problem solving. Here are just a few of the things we overheard.

We know you are now ready to leave this blog and create your own indi charging station lesson, but hold up we have some resources to hopefully make this fun lesson even easier.

Here is our Canva template for all of the printed materials you may need. 😀

We would love to hear from YOU! Let us know if you use the template or have an app smash you’d like to share!!


Jeni Long and Sallee Clark are Instructional Technologists with Eagle Mountain Saginaw ISD. This dynamic duo, known as #Jenallee, is passionate about technology integration and making learning accessible & fun for all! Between the two of them, they have presented across the 26 schools in their district, at their Regional Education Service Center, FETC, TCEA, TCEA for Tots, & Central America. They are both MIE Experts, MIE Trainers, Ed to the Max Consultants, and Flipgrid Ambassadors. Jeni has served in education for 20 years as a 6th grade Math Teacher, 7-12 ELA Curriculum Specialist, Technology Integration Specialist and a Science Curriculum Specialist. Sallee has served in education for 14 years as a Pre-Kindergarten teacher, Elementary Librarian, K-12 District Librarian, & Instructional Technologist.

1 Comment

Quarry Hill Elementary · July 12, 2023 at 5:33 pm

Wow, what a creative way to use indis and math in the classroom. You ladies rock! I love the look of the canva handouts, and the blackout light to solve the problem is awesome. I can’t wait to use this in my STEM class. Thank you for generously sharing!!!

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