Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Introducing Ollie

Fourth graders in Mrs.Visocchi's class had an opportunity to work with Ollie, an app controlled robot. Students first learned how to steer Ollie and had the chance to "drive" it around the room. Once everyone had a "test drive," it was time to see if students could complete a challenge. They were asked to move Ollie three meters in a straight line, turn it around, and bring it back to the starting line. Students designed a runway using meter sticks. They measured three meters and discussed strategies to complete the challenge. Students recorded their strategies and observations with each attempt. With each attempt, students got closer to completing this challenge. The students had a wonderful time using Ollie, and it was a fun, engaging way to work collaboratively incorporating math, technology, and the design process.