NXT Calculator

ACTIVITY HEADER

 

 

 

Name of Activity

NXT Calculator

Author

Jay Clark

Keywords

NXT, calculator, build, operate, numbers, math block, display block, user interface, 1 Hour Total

Subject

NXTs

Grade Level

7, 8, 9+

Time

1 Hour Total

Brief Description

Students build and program an NXT calculator that can operate on two numbers.

Lesson Objectives:

Programming with the math block

Learning the display block

A first exposure to user interfaces

Materials Needed:

1 NXT kit per group

Computers with Minstorms NXT software

Procedure

This is an open ended challenge that is sure to challenge students’ programming knowledge and yield many unique solutions. Students must think about how they are going to input numbers, and how they are going to choose the operator.

Reference 1

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