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Right Direction

An inspiring resource for learning numeracy

Learn about measurement, algorithms and communication in this fun group challenge

This challenge encourages families or students to consider the vital role of communication.

The challenge is to move a blindfolded person from one point to another using a clear set of instructions (algorithms).

Teams reflect on their communication efforts and consider which instructions were most useful and which ones require improvement.

To continue this task groups create a floorplan and write an algorithm for a robotic vacuum to clean the entire house or classroom.

Stage: Level 9 to 10

This resource supports:

Proficiency

  • Problem solving

HITS

  • Collaborative learning

Cross-curricular

  • Visual Communication and Design
  • Technologies: Digital Technologies

Audience

  • Teachers
  • Families

Teaching and Learning Cycle:

  • Teach

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Reflective Prompt

What do you do to promote group activities that foster students to solve problems cooperatively?

Provide a concrete example.

Reflective Prompt

What do you do to promote group activities that foster students to solve problems cooperatively?

Provide a concrete example.

Proficiency Reflective Prompt

How would you use this resource in your context to foster children and young people’s problem solving?

Proficiency Reflective Prompt

How would you use this resource in your context to foster children and young people’s problem solving?

Attention Global2 users: Department-funding for Global2 is being discontinued.

The Department of Education and Training will not be funding the use of Global2 past the end of the current contract on 31st of December 2020.

Please refer to FUSE for further details on the discontinuation of funding and transition options available for schools.