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Learning Resources Code & Go Robot Mouse Activity Set
Build your maze, and then use the coding cards to create a step-by-step path for the Programmable Robot Mouse. Program the sequence of steps, and then watch the mouse race to find the cheese! This deluxe set includes 30 double-sided coding cards, 10 double-sided Activity Cards, cheese wedge, and Activity Guide to provide the perfect hands-on introduction to coding concepts. Create endless maze path possibilities with 16 maze grids, 22 maze walls, and 3 tunnels. Add multiple players with the Programmable Robot Mouse (LER 2841), sold separately. Mouse lights up, makes sounds, and features 2 speeds. Mouse measures 4″L and requires 3 AAA batteries (not included).
- Introduce children to the fun of coding and puzzle solving with this colorful, programmable mouse with maze! A great way to introduce young children to science, technology, engineering, and math
- Program the mouse with easy push-button controls to follow your created maze and find the cheese
- Mouse lights up and sounds and features two speeds are perfect for tabletop or floor play
- Part of the STEM line of activity sets that help students experience STEM through hands-on activities and experiments while challenging them to think critically, solve problems effectively, and acquire the skills needed to enter STEM-related fields
- Ideal for ages 5+
This is a great game, and it really is a good introduction not only to programming, but to logic (and math) — to the idea of algorithms in general. It also teaches kids the idea of “following the rules” and “what a mouse can and cannot understand” — the kind of commands it takes. For the younger kids, even setting up the board as in the picture, is a challenge in itself, and a very useful challenge in maps/spacial orientation at that.
The mouse itself is very cute; the commands are easy to implement. This is one of those games where the “puzzles” are not limited by the number of instruction cards. It’s very easy for a parent or a child to make up their own puzzles.
Everyone knows that a mouse likes to find the cheese. That is the basis of this set. Ten activity cards, containing twenty problems, show the initial setup of each problem, including a maze where the mouse has to get to the cheese. He does that by being “programmed” by the player, which involves pressing colored buttons on the mouse that cause the mouse to move through the maze, making the correct turns at the correct times. The first step is to assemble the board from the 16 pieces; this is not hard to figure out. Then you place things on the board like walls and tunnels. Then you figure out the step-by-step path the mouse must take to get to the cheese, and you layout little programming cards from which you will actually program the mouse. Then you program the mouse and press the green GO button to start him on his course. If you have entered the steps correctly, the mouse will arrive at the cheese and make a noise.
Toys are a lot different in the computer age, not only do they teach our children more but they let them know how it feels to accomplish something the correct way. This game can do a lot for the kids and begin their interest in computers and more.
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