Dash's Obstacle Course: Numbers Game

Play Ideas

Program Dash to navigate around the numbers!

What you'll need:

  • Dash
Set up Time

10 minutes

Supplies
  • Paper or cardstock
  • Markers
  • Tape

Mission:

Dash is a number master! Use Blockly to teach your robot to count forwards, backwards, and everything in between!

Setup:

  1. Grab your art supplies and create some flash cards with numbers on them (suggested: 1-10).

  2. Tape them to the ground in a random formation.

  3. Can you program Dash to drive to each of the numbers in order? How about backwards? By even numbers? How about odd? The possibilities are endless!

Play Options:

Go App

Suggested for Ages: 5+

  • Use Go to drive Dash around to each of the numbers!
  • Can you count forwards?
  • What about backwards?
  • How many different ways can you navigate this course?

Path App

Suggested for Ages: 5+

  • Draw a Path for Dash to tag all of the targets you have set up!
  • What is the the fewest number of paths you need to draw in order to hit all the targets?
  • Tell a story about Dash’s adventure by using sound and event nodes!
  • How many creative ways can you navigate this course?

Blockly App

Suggested for Ages: 8+

  • Use Blockly to plan and initiate a sequence of commands for Dash to navigate around the obstacle course!
  • Can you program Dash to count forwards?
  • How about backwards or by 2s or 5s?
  • How many different ways can you program Dash to play different numbers games?

Xylo App

Suggested for Ages: 5+