Hello Matatalab Robots
Activity Lesson Key Information
Project Name: Hello, Matatalab Robots!
Big Idea: How does Matatalab Robots work? How does Matatalab use coding blocks that read left to right, top to bottom like you would read a book?
Concepts: Matatalab tangible coding language
Objectives: Help the MatataBot move from the starting point to the target point.
l Understand how Matatalab uses coding blocks that read left to right, top to button like you would read a book.
l Figure out the steps to get the robot to the flag (target point) using the commands forward, backward, turn left and turn right.
l Apply other ways to get from point A to point B.
l Problem solve their ways around the map without crossing into other ones’ flags.
MatataBot: A Robot
Map: an area for MatataBot to explore
Command: instructions given to a computer or robot
Move forward: the MatataBot move forward 10cm
Move backward: the MatataBot move backward 10cm
Turn right : 90º turn to the robot’s right side
Turn left: 90º turn to the robot’s left side
Prior Knowledge: No prior knowledge needed.
Standards:(ISTE, CSTA, Common Core, NGSS, etc. )
CSTA（K-2）： 1A-CS-01, 1A-CS-02, 1A-AP-08, 1A-AP-10, 1A-AP-11
ISTE: 1a, 1d, 3a, 3c, 4a, 5a, 5c
Matatalab Products & Supplementary Materials
Detailed Activity/Lesson Plans
Lead in & Guided Activity
How to connect the 3 main parts (MatataBot, Command Tower, Control Board) of Matatalab.
How to set the starting point and the target point (flags).
How to let the MatataBot move on the map by using the Motion blocks (move forward, move backward, turn left, turn right).
Students need to:
Figure out the steps to get the robot to the flag (target point) using the commands forward, backward, turn left and turn right.
Apply other ways to get the same flag.l
Problem solve their ways around the map without crossing into other ones’ flags.
Feedback & Extension
“Turn left/right” is not “Move left/right”
Students clear up the coding blocks with the teacher.
What is the MatataBot/Command Tower/Control Board/ Coding Blocks?
Is the block “turn left/right” block, or “move left/right” block?
Do you like Matatalab Robot?
Have you helped MatataBot move from the starting point to the target point successfully?