(Rover) Move the traffic cone for the TI-Nspire CXII Python (Math in Motion Plus)

In this activity, students will use their knowledge of polygons, the coordinate plane, and equations of lines to write code to complete a set of challenges.

Publisher: Texas Instruments Inc.

Author: Texas Instruments Inc.

Topic:  Mathematik



In this Math in Motion Plus activity, students will write their own program for the TI-Innovator™ Rover. They will use several commonly used Rover Python functions while exercising their knowledge of polygons, the coordinate plane, and equations of lines to write code to have the Rover complete a series of challenges. Students will progress through a series of challenges to build skills and then attempt a more complex final challenge. Student “Challenge” cards have been provided and can be printed/cut into individual task cards, and distributed to students (optional).

See TI-Nspire CXII TI-Basic and TI-84 Plus CE TI-Basic versions of the Math in Motion Plus lessons at this link


Material List:

  • 3’x3’ Butcher paper
  • 3 colors of sticky dots
  • Miniature traffic cones (or some other object(s) to move)


Math Topic: Algebra 1 — the coordinate plane, collinear points, equations of lines


Project Materials 

Download Teacher Document   PDF link  Word Doc link

Download Student Challenge Document   PDF link  Word Doc link

Download example programs   TI-Nspire File  link

See a quick demonstration of the final challenge (watch video)




Learn to do the project yourself 

Overview of the TI-Nspire CXII for Programming in Python (Youtube video) link

Write your first Python program on TI-Nspire CXII (Youtube video) link

Download Meet the Rover Geometry Challenge PDF link

Download Learn to do the project PDF  link


Setting up

Update your TI-Nspire CX family handheld, TI-Nspire computer software and TI-Innovator sketch link

Download a step-by-step guide to updating your TI-Innovator Hub and Rover  PDF  link



See other projects at www.TIstemProjects.com

Contact stem-team@ti.com with questions or comments about the project.




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