The Robotics Academy Changing the Cultural Nature of Teaching

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  • The Robotics Academy Changing the Cultural Nature of Teaching
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  • The Robotics Academy Mission Statement Use the motivational effects of robotics to excite this and future generations of children to study science and technology
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  • Students today need to prepare for their future like they are preparing for the Olympics The only problem is they wont know what event they will compete in until they get there.
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  • Reading, wRiting, aRithmetic & Robotics Mathematics Programming Sensor Feedback Geometry Electronics Engineering Ratios & Proportions Science Mechanics Physics The 4th R in Education Measurement Computer Science Simple Machines Academic Concepts
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  • Reading, wRiting, aRithmetic & Robotics The 4th R in Education Time Management Project Management Resource Allocation Systems Analysis Design Problem Solving Habits of Mind Teamwork Workplace Competencies
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  • How did we decide what to include in our lessons?
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  • Backward Design Process Robotics Academy Robotics Curriculum 1. Identify desired results. 2. Determine acceptable evidence. 3. Plan learning experiences and instruction. Understanding by Design - Grant Wiggins, Jay McTighe All students are mathematically competent, technologically literate, and able to communicate clearly. Students are able to apply fundamental mathematics and science concepts to solve robotic problems as well as explain them. Immerse students in situations where they are required to do math and science rather than study them.
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  • 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 Geometry Data Measurement Algebra Numbers Grade 5Grade 8Grade 11 30% 17% 10% 13% Content Emphasis on Standardized Math Test Grades 5, 8, 11
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  • Mathematics Deficiencies Grade 8 They do less well in: Geometry Measurement Proportionality According to statistics presented by Frank Marburger, Pennsylvania Department of Education, Mathematics Division
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  • Understanding Gear Basics Understanding Sensor Basics Designing a Robot Chassis Measuring Force/Torque Measuring Rotational Speed Controlling Rotation Measuring Distances Calculating Heading Writing a Program to Navigate a Path Technological concepts children integrate when they design, build, and program robots Understanding is more than learning, it is learning and knowing how to apply in context. Science for All Americans, American Association for the Advancement of Science
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  • Math and Science Concepts Integrated When Designing An Autonomous Robot
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  • Academic Concepts taught using robotics Proportionality, Conversion of Units Measurement Geometry The Academic Concepts Children in 8 th grade have historically not tested well on are Geometry, Measurement, and Proportionality
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  • Knowledge should emerge from problem situations so that students have a strong conceptual basis for reconstructing their knowledge at a later time. National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Knowing mathematics is doing mathematics.
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  • The Robotics Vision All students have the 21 st century skill sets that enable them to make positive contributions globally.