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Title STEM, robot mouse coding activity set [kit].

Publication Info. Vernon Hills, IL : Learning Resources, [2016]


Description 16 maze grid pieces, 22 maze wall pieces, 3 tunnels, 1 robotic mouse, 1 cheese wedge piece, 30 coding cards (14 for forward motion, 4 each for backward motion, turn right, turn left, and action), 10 activity cards, 1 activity guide : plastic, color ; 4 x 4 x 4 cm -16 x 23 cm
three-dimensional form tdf rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
object nr rdacarrier
Note Children design a maze, then program a sequence of movements into the mouse which, when it runs, will result in it getting to the cheese with the goal of doing it in the fewest possible steps.
Title from container.
"New for 2016"--Learning Resources website.
Grid pieces are light green squares decorated with non-functional horizontal, vertical, and diagonal lines lightly marked on the top. Pieces hook together to form board for the activity. Maze wall pieces are purple rectangles and are inserted in the spaces between the grid pieces as desired to constrict movement. Set may include more than 22 maze wall pieces. Tunnels are orange semicircular arcs 10 cm high to allow the mouse to pass underneath. Robotic mouse is blue with colored buttons on top for programming and runs on batteries. Replica of a wedge of cheese is yellow in a triangular prism shape. Coding cards are 5 x 5 cm and each represents a single step in the sequence programmed into the mouse, helping children keep track of the sequence of planned steps. They show the movement possibilities with an arrow (actions use a lightning bolt) and are color-coded to the buttons on the mouse. Activity cards are double-sided, showing 20 possible maze designs of increasing complexity, plus the location of the cheese and the starting point for the mouse.
Activity guide explains purpose and use of the components of the kit in English, Spanish, French, and German.
Audience For ages 5 and up.
Summary Helps young children develop skills in problem solving, self-correcting errors, critical and analytical thinking, if-then logic, and distance and spatial concepts. Introduces basic coding and programming concepts in a fun way.
Subject Robots -- Programming -- Study and teaching -- Equipment and supplies.
Coding theory -- Study and teaching -- Equipment and supplies.
Computer programming -- Study and teaching -- Equipment and supplies.
Robots -- Programming.
Coding theory.
Computer programming.
Added Author Learning Resources (Firm)
Added Title Robot mouse coding activity set
Note Title on activity guide: Code & go robot mouse activity set
Other Title Code and go robot mouse activity set
Standard No. 765023028317
Music No. LER 2831 Learning Resources

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