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A new set of advanced challenges for student who have finished in introductory Set A task cards! Included in this new set of challenge task cards is 4 engaging multipart programming challenges that use critical thought to challenge students to use basic MindStorm EV3 programming skills to solve more complex problems. Set B task cards builds upon the basic programming skills introduced in Set A by linking several sensors, loops, and switches into one program. Four life-like challenges include: jail break, bomb squad, line follower and dump truck.
Very few extra materials are needed (see thumb nail of challenge description matrix). Each challenge also requires a mat or field with colored cues for the robot. You can print these on paper or vinyl 3' x 6' signs or use them as a template to create your own fields with construction paper and black tape. Download of all 4 mat is here for free: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/EV3-Challenge-cards-Set-B-Robot-Mats-4060734
I created these set of challenge cards after searching online for an EV3 curriculum that integrated critical thinking skill into the robotics experience and started with the basics and grew in complexity. I came up empty handed so I created a plan for my students myself. Most robotics curriculum "feed" the programming steps to the students by providing step by step instructions. Others are too basic or too complex for my students. My Set A task cards introduced students to a one or more blocks, sensors or flow controls on each card and then ask students to reason though activities of increasing difficulty.
You can find set A here: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/LEGO-MindStorm-critical-thinking-EV3-Robot-Challenge-Task-Cards-Set-A-3460801
I use these cards with students as young as gifted 3rd grade and throughout upper elementary grades. It would also be appropriate for midschool students. I allow groups to work through each task card at an independent pace.
Note: These tasks card are for student use and do not include the "answers".
Look for a teacher resource coming soon!