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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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Meet Your Robot

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robot storyteller lab 1
  • Grades K+
  • Ages 4+
  • 80 min
  • 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?

Number Line

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VEX 123 Number Line
  • Grades K+
  • Ages 4+
  • 80 min
  • 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?

Touch to Code

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Lab 1 Tile image
  • Grades K+
  • Ages 4+
  • 80 min
  • 2 Labs

Use the touch buttons on your 123 Robot to complete coding challenges!

Essential Questions

  • What is a programming language? 
  • What is a behavior?
  • What is a sequence?

Intro to Coding

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Unit tile image
  • Grades K+
  • Ages 4+
  • 80 min
  • 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?

Role Play Robot

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123 Robot running the act happy Coder card
  • Grades K+
  • Ages 4+
  • 80 min
  • 2 Labs

Test out how the 123 Robot acts out certain emotions and create the code for a new emotion!

Essential Questions

  • How can I relate behaviors of the 123 Robot to human emotions?

Coding Fundamentals

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VEX GO Coding Fundamentals
  • Grades K+
  • Ages 4+
  • 160 min
  • 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?

Little Red Robot

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Little Red Robot - Lab 1 Image
  • Grades K+
  • Ages 4+
  • 80 min
  • 2 Labs

Code the 123 Robot to become Little Red Robot and drive to Grandmother’s house!

Essential Questions

  • How can I code a robot to solve a problem?

Mars Rover-Surface Operations

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Mars Rover - Surface Operations -- Lab 1 Tile Image
  • Grades K+
  • Ages 4+
  • 80 min
  • 2 Labs

Help scientists by coding the 123 Robot to collect samples on Mars!

Essential Questions

  • How do I solve a challenge with the 123 Robot and VEXcode 123?

Mars Rover-Landing Challenge

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Mars Rover - Landing Challenge -- Lab 1 Tile Image_1
  • Grades K+
  • Ages 4+
  • 80 min
  • 2 Labs

Code the 123 Robot Rover to detect obstacles and clear the landing area for a Mars landing.

Essential Questions

  • How do I solve a challenge with the 123 Robot and VEXcode 123?