I happened to be at Staples and I glanced down the Post-it aisle and noticed that not only was there a giant pad of Post-it notes but now they had come out with an even bigger pack of Post-it notes! I bought them not knowing exactly how I would use them. I remembered some other 3 Act tasks I had seen using Post-its and an article I read last year in an NCTM journal about using Post-its for area and perimeter. I thought about how I could use them in a task for area in a way that makes it a little more engaging for kids and that’s how Stick Up Robot came about.
How many tiles would it take to cover the whole robot?
Estimate. Write a too low and a too high estimate.
Robot Blackline (can print as a scaffold for organizing work)
2 thoughts on “3 Act: Stick Up Robot”
Hi Ms Castillo,
I love the Stick Up Robot task, and I am interested in doing it with 3rd graders. Some information is missing, though. For act 2, the size of the pink and yellow post-its are not available. (Message says they are in owner’s trash.). Can you help? Thanks.
So sorry – I am in the process of moving files over. Here is the folder with all of the resources: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1jp5EU20qCnT1FTXQ5M1vNn6mYUiK6f3v?usp=sharing