KIBO Bowling

Contributed by: Todd Burleson, Maker/Teacher/Librarian @ Hubbard Woods Elementary School in Winnetka, IL

KIBO Bowling

KIBO Bowling provides opportunities for measurement, prediction, and iteration in a fun goal-oriented activity. Contributor Todd Burleson writes:

“After students have had some practice creating programs, this is a fun way to develop mathematical and logical thinking skills. You can use ten objects of similar shape. I found these bowling pin sets at my local toy store. I had the students measure two meters away from the pins and place a tape line as the starting point. Students then built a program that moved KIBO down their ‘lane.’ They used tally marks to record the number of pins knocked down on their first attempt. Then, the students tweaked their program to try to get the remaining pins. Students explored starting KIBO at different spots along their starting line and adding turns, spins and even flashing lights for fun!”

Contributed by Todd Burleson
Maker/Teacher/Librarian at Hubbard Woods Elementary School in Winnetka, IL

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