Students created mazes in our makerspace this week, using broken crayons, pencils, and worn-out markers to create paths for hexbugs, which are small battery-powered robots. The goal was to create the maze that the hexbug would take the longest time to solve. Some students created little doors for the bugs to push through, while others had curved lines or complex traps.
5 hexbugs cost about $20.00, and it was a great way to work through problem-solving and revision, and collaboration. We might even say it was a-maze-ing!
I've had the privilege of working with hundreds of students and families in IA, CT, NC, MO, TX, and Canada. I love being a teacher-librarian!