Finland Peer Teaching Case Study (Grades 5-6)
How many kids are in a group
How was the Matatalab robot(s) used?
Students from grades 5 and 6 get to know how Matatalab Coding set works so that they could help the younger children to learn new skills. After getting to know the basic skills (making Challenge booklets that best meet their coding skills) they also planned a labyrint (see video) as a challenge for other students to manage it. Then they compared the coding and saw if there was multiple ways to solve the problem.
What skills did it develop?
Basic coding skills, creativity, problem solving skills, co-operation.
What worked best and what was challenging?
The challenge booklets are an easy way to get to know how matatabots work. I enjoyed a lot that children were able to study which was the optimal level for them to try to solve the coding problems. These students are with good technological and working skills so I think there wasn't any bigger problems.
How did students respond?
Students liked a lot working together with the bots and also learned a lot from their partner. Matatalab products were very engaging also for these older students and they enjoyed the possibility to choose their own level on doing. Also the labyrinth challenge was nice because they had the possibility to be creative.
Share your comments upon the class using Matatalab
Easy for teachers to use. Multiple creative ways to use the bots to learn new skills. Children are engaged and enthusiastic.