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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!
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 🎥
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!!