Visual Programming( VPL) with Autonomous Cars

  • 7-9 grade
  • Intermediate

Course Description:

This course contains 9 lessons.


Standards Covered


Reason abstractly and quantitatively.


Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.


Analyze data to support the claim that Newton’s second law of motion describes the mathematical relationship among the net force on a macroscopic object, its mass, and its acceleration.


Use mathematical representations of Newton’s Law of Gravitation and Coulomb’s Law to describe and predict the gravitational and electrostatic forces between objects.


Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that the transfer of thermal energy when two components of different temperature are combined within a closed system results in a more uniform energy distribution among the components in the system (second law of thermodynamics).


Design a solution to a complex real-world problem by breaking it down into smaller, more manageable problems that can be solved through engineering.


Evaluate a solution to a complex real-world problem based on prioritized criteria and trade-offs that account for a range of constraints, including cost, safety, reliability, and aesthetics as well as possible social, cultural, and environmental impacts.


Look for and make use of structure.


Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.


Attend to precision.


Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.


Model with mathematics.


Use appropriate tools strategically.

TEKS $111.39 (1)(F)

analyze mathematical relationships to connect and communicate mathematical ideas;

TEKS $111.39 (1)(D)

communicate mathematical ideas, reasoning, and their implications using multiple representations, including symbols, diagrams, graphs, and language as appropriate;

TEKS §126.31 (1)(D)

create algorithms for the solution of various problems;

TEKS $111.39 (1)(E)

create and use representations to organize, record, and communicate mathematical ideas;

TEKS §126.33 (4)(B)

TEKS §126.33 (4)(F)

design a solution to a problem

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