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VEX 123 Cumulative Pacing Guide

A cumulative pacing guide for all VEX 123 units.

VEX 123 Activities

Take Coding off of the screen with these fun and easy to use VEX 123 activities.

VEX STEM Lab Units

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Language Arts

Meet Your Robot

Meet Your Robot
  • Grades K-2
  • 80 minutes
  • 2 Labs

Meet your 123 Robot through a story-based lab that introduces vocabulary, functions, and features of the 123 Robot.

Essential Questions

  • What is a robot, and how is it different from other devices I know and use?
  • How do I use my 123 Robot?

Math

Number Line

Number Line
  • Grades K-2
  • 80 minutes
  • 2 Labs

Practice early addition skills using a number line, the 123 Robot, and manipulatives to represent numbers and number values.

Essential Questions

  • How can we use tools to help us solve addition equations?
  • How can we use objects to represent and solve addition equations?

Coding

Intro to Coding

Intro to Coding
  • Grades K-2
  • 80 minutes
  • 2 Labs

Investigate coding and robot behaviors while using the Coder and VEX 123.

Essential Questions

  • What is a programming language?
  • What are behaviors?
  • What is a sequence?

Coding

Coding Fundamentals

Coding Fundamentals
  • Grades K-2
  • 160 minutes
  • 4 Labs

Practice early coding skills! Create a project using sequenced commands while learning to troubleshoot any problems.

Essential Questions

  • What are robot behaviors and how do I sequence them?
  • How can I debug code?

Engineering

Moving Through a City

Moving Through a City
  • Grades K-2
  • 120 minutes
  • 3 Labs

Use VEXcode 123 and the 123 Robot to complete challenges as you build and navigate bridges and cities!

Essential Questions

  • How can I make my robot move?
  • How can I design a solution to my problem?