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Timing and Winning

Digital Technology Computer Science  Math

Prerequisites

Learning Objectives

  • Students will plot and model the shortest paths between the locations using a computer simulation when given multiple target locations and obstacles.
  • Students will determine different routes to visit all of the locations and determine the efficiency of each route by measuring the duration of travel when given a set of locations.
  • Students will time how long it takes to achieve the goal and display the time as a countdown when given a game goal,.

Contents

Student Activities

Activator
Students will create an obstacle course in your room consisting of desks, chairs, tables, or just tape. Students will place an item in the obstacle course and mark out a starting point. Students will collaborate to responded to the guided questions. Students will learn that the goal of this lesson is to model this scenario using our Kodu worlds. They will create a timer to record how long it takes people to travel to the target items.
Subjects: Math, Computer Science, Digital Technology, Engineering, 21st Century Learning

Programming a timer
Students will program the tree to act as a timer. Students will learn that the tree doesn’t have to contain the code for the timer, any object in the world can. The apples will increase the player's score when they are bumped. The player's score will be displayed in red. The tree will display the timer in a different color. The tree will display the timer in blue. Program the game to step the timer (and the game) when the Kodu has reached all of the items. Students will program the tree so that the points correspond to the number of apples in their world. When the Kodu scores the required number of points, the timer will stop, and “Winner” will be displayed. At this point the time can be recorded.
Subjects: Subjects: Math, Computer Science, Digital Technology, Engineering, 21st Century Learning

Winning the game
Students will learn to program the game to stop the timer (and the game) when the Kodu has reached all of the items. 
Subjects: Subjects: Math, Computer Science, Digital Technology, Engineering, 21st Century Learning

Performance Expectations

Programming Actions
Students may want their Kodu to perform actions in response to the keyboard. Students will be able to program Kodu to perform actions with the keyboard tiles. 

Skills

Character

Citizenship

Collaboration

Communication

Creativity

Critical Thinking

Project Based Learning