This is a lesson designed to use with your Bee Bot (TM) Programmable Floor Robots. I created this lesson for use with the Bee-Bots in my 2nd Grade Classroom for our Map Skills unit in Social Studies.
This packet includes only the lesson directions and 2 printable worksheets. The maps for the Bee-Bots were teacher and student made. (Directions & photos included for creating your own maps).
Lesson Goals/Standards covered:
Social Studies (aligned with History-Social Science for California Public Schools 2.2.1)
-Students will program the Bee Bot to follow directions to move around different types of maps.
-Students will demonstrate map skills by describing the location and sequence of Bee Bot to reach a destination.
-Students will locate on a simple letter-number grid system the specific locations in a community.
CCSS ELA Speaking and Listening:
-Students will give directions to program the Bee Bot to a classmate. They will also discuss strategies to accomplish specific tasks.
-Students will follow agreed-upon rules for discussion (SL.2.1.A)
-Students will build on others’ talk in conversation by linking their comments. (SL.2.1.B)
CCSS Mathematical Practices:
-Students are encouraged to apply Mathematical Practices to approach a variety of problems and solutions.
-Students will make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. (SMP 1)
-Students will construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. (SMP 3)
-Students will use appropriate tools strategically. (SMP 5)
-Students will attend to precision. (SMP 6)