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VEX 123 Cumulative Pacing Guide

A cumulative pacing guide for all VEX 123 units.

VEX 123 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?