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HAMILTON-HOLMES MIDDLE SCHOOL

Vex Robotics

Mrs. Ambrose

 

Course Description:

This thirty-six weeks of Vex Robotics and  NXT Mindstorm Robotics course enables students to actively engage in lessons that teach mechanical systems, energy transfer, machine automation and computer control systems, measurement, ratios and proportions. Open ended challenges where students will practice with problem solving, teamwork, collaboration , innovation and project management.  This course provides numerous hands-on activities using laptops, software, and legos for programming and building robots using sensors for sight, touch and sound through multiple challenges.

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    HAMILTON-HOLMES MIDDLE SCHOOL

    Vex Robotics

    Course Syllabus

    Mrs. Ambrose

     

    Course Description:

    This thirty-six week NXT Mindstorm Robotics course enables students to actively engage in lessons that teach mechanical advantage, measurement, ratios and proportions. Open ended challenges where students will practice with problem solving, teamwork, and project management.  This course provides numerous hands-on activities using laptops, software, and legos for programming and building robots using sensors for sight, touch and sound through multiple challenges.

     

    Evaluation Procedures:

    The school district’s grading scale will be used to evaluate student performance on tests, quizzes, projects, programming, demonstrations, homework, challenges and participation.

    • A-----------------------93-100
    • B-----------------------85-92
    • C-----------------------77-84
    • D-----------------------70-76
    • F-----------------------Below 70

     

    Homework:

    Homework is usually not assigned in this class.  The purpose of homework is to extend or reinforce skills covered in class.  All students are expected to complete any homework that has been assigned to them.

     

    Materials/Supplies:

    1. Black or Blue ink pen
    2. Pencil
    3. Agenda/notebook

     

    Class Rules:

    1. All students shall show respect toward teachers, students, materials, equipment, etc...
    2. Students should come prepared to class everyday with the necessary supplies.
    3. Students must complete work in a timely fashion.  Students are required to meet deadlines for projects/assignments given.
    4. Students must maintain a safe working/learning enivironment that is not disruptive to working students.
    5. Work as a team
    6. Follow the “Code of Student Conduct”
    7. Keep on task at all times

     

     “Choices have consequences, make wise choices.”

  • First Lego League

    Note:  HHMS First Lego League will be forming two teams to participate in the Nature's Fury Competition.  We are looking for students interested in robotics and legos.   We are limited to ten students per team.  The students will work as a team  setting up the project, display table and programming the robots from 3:10-4:30. Any student interested may see Mrs. Ambrose or pick up a sign up form in the office. The Coach and Assistant Coach will make final decisions on the selection team members and have the right to dismiss a member.

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