The sixth graders had to sketch a track design (angles, parallel and perpendicular lines), build it to scale (math skill: ratios) and then program (code) the robot to navigate the track. The final test was when the "Sphero" robots actually navigated the track as designed and programmed by each student. Once the design phase changed to the building phase, some students assisted others with reducing their ratios in order to decrease the size and use less building materials. This project forced students to use a wide variety of skills to get from design to a successful track run.
The bonus? It was SO MUCH FUN!