The Bee Bot Math Challenge
The Bee Bot Math challenge allows students to solve problems involving the addition and subtraction of single-digit whole numbers, using a variety of mental strategies and describe the relative locations of objects or people using positional language which links directly to the Ontario Curriculum while the students are engaged and having fun!
Students are given a grid where numbers are placed randomly (1-12) initially on grid. Using a pair of dice, students are challenged to roll the dice and add the two numbers together. The sum of the two numbers will indicate where the bee bot will travel. Students then program the bee bot to travel to the correct response while explaining and problem solving how they must travel to reach their appropriate square.
Students absolutely loved this challenge. It was a fun and easy way to practice daily math computation and provide an easy way to re-enforce basic math facts.