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Platform Placer
Lesson 4: Developing a Strategy

Compete

In this Lesson, you learned about developing a game strategy with your team, and a process to follow in order to organize your game strategy development. You practiced this process with your teammates to try to score as many points as possible in the Strategize and Score practice activity. Now you are ready to apply what you've learned in the Shared Strategy Challenge!

Shared Strategy Challenge Activity Google Doc / .docx / .pdf
The goal of this challenge is to develop a cooperative strategy with another team, so that your two robots work on one team to score the most points possible in one minute. You will drive your robots to score rings and Buckyballs on any of the platforms on the Field. The team with the most points wins! The animation below shows one possible strategy that could be used to complete the challenge. 

 

 

Once you have completed the Shared Strategy Challenge, check in with your teacher. Ensure you have documented the results of the challenge in your engineering notebook. 

Wrap Up Reflection 

Now that you have created a cooperative strategy and competed in the Shared Strategy Challenge, it is time to reflect on what you have learned and done in this Lesson. Start a new page in your engineering notebook to begin your reflection.

Rate yourself as a novice, apprentice, or expert on each of the following concepts in your engineering notebook. Provide a brief explanation for why you gave yourself that rating for each concept: 

  • Using an organized process to develop a strategy with my team to maximize our score 
  • Communicating effectively with a large team to create a cooperative strategy effectively
  • Iterating on a strategy with my team to improve our score

Use this table to help you determine which category you fall under.

Expert

I feel that I fully understood the concept and could teach this to someone else.
Apprentice I feel that I understood the concept enough to compete in the challenge.
Novice I feel that I did not understand the concept and do not know how to complete the challenge.

 

What is Next? 

In this Lesson, you learned about game strategy and developing a game strategy together with your teammates. You practiced a process for strategy development, and iterated on your strategy to improve your score. You also worked with a large team to create a cooperative strategy and score as many points as possible together in the challenge. Now it is time to compete in the Platform Placer Competition! 

In the next Lesson you will: 

  • Go over the rules of the competition
  • Develop a game strategy 
  • Compete in the Platform Placer Competition! 

Image of the Platform Placer competition


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