Learning Math and CS with Robotics
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Mathematics with Robotics  &  CS/STEAM with Robotics

For Classroom and Distance Learning

 

RoboBlockly is an integrated learning environment (ILE) for learning mathematics, computer science, science, technology, engineering, and art with robotics.The RoboBlockly curriculum supports K-12 students for both personalized and collaborative learning of Mathematics with Robotics and CS/STEAM with Robotics. The activity descriptions and related audios are presented in English and other languages such as Spanish for English language learners.The curriculum:

  • Increases student engagement and enthusiasm with hands-on computing and robotics
  • Helps students make meaningful connections between abstract concepts and real-life applications through over 4,500 lessons and activities
  • Encourages creativity with makerspace activities, storytelling, and creating RoboBlockly activities
  • Is compliant with established standards for Common Core Math and for Computer Science
  • Facilitates distance learning with virtual and/or hardware robots using a web browser in any device, including smartphones
  • Enables students personalized learning and exploration across subjects and grade-levels at their own pace
  • Offers a low floor for beginners and a high ceiling for advanced students, providing a smooth transition from drag-and-drop block-based coding to text-based programming in Ch/C/C++. 
  • Eases teacher start-up rapidly with interactive and video tutorials, full-featured Class Management System for homework assignment and grading, instant response and student feedback system for use in classrooms and distance learning, and tests and assessment.
  • Supports teaching innovation by allowing teachers to create their own lessons and activities tailored to their students' needs and interests

 

"I like how I can use the curriculum to integrate coding and hands on math to bring math alive for the students …Fun, exciting, and lots of opportunities for kids to learn from their mistakes."

--- Catherine Ouellette, Kindergarten Teacher
Hacienda La Puente, California

"The RoboBlockly curriculum is a godsend for distance learning! Thanks!"

--- Robert Beckett, High School Robotics Teacher
Manor, Texas

“RoboBlockly is awesome! Bringing programming to life with the Linkbot! The materials and online curriculum are fantastic.” 

--- Margaret Willett, 9-12th Grade CS Teacher
Houston, Texas

 

Free Curriculum on Math, Computer Science, and Robotics

These freely available activities are designed to be student self-guided. Students can complete these activities on their own or teachers can lead them. See the User's Guide for Getting Started with Free Curriculum on Robotics, CS, and Math to learn how to use this free curriculum.

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Prime Curriculum on CS/STEAM with Robotics and Mathematics with Robotics

The Prime Curriculum below is for authorized instructors and their students for classrom or distance learning. Most lessons for CS/STEAM with Robotics curriculum have accompanying video tutorials. The math courses in this curriculum are compliant with the Common Core Math Standards. The CS/STEAM courses for grades K-2 are compliant with Computer Science Standards, with grades 3 and above to follow soon.

For licensing information for access to the Prime Curriculum and the RoboBlockly Class Management System for instructors, please contact us.

Instructors: Follow the Instructor's Guide for Getting Started with Prime Curriculum on CS/STEAM with Robotics and Mathematics with Robotics  to learn how to teach with this prime curriculum.

Students: Follow the Student's Guide for Getting Started with Prime Curriculum on CS/STEAM with Robotics and Mathematics with Robotics to learn how to use this prime curriculum.

Free Getting Started with RoboBlockly, Linkbot, and Arduino
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CS/STEAM with Robotics

The Computer Science Standards compliant CS/STEAM with Robotics curriculum motivates and engages students in learning fundamentals  of computer science (CS), science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) by using hands-on interactive robotics lessons and activities with virtual and/or hardware robots. In addition students gain experience and skills in:

  • Logical thinking and reasoning

  • Reading, following directions, and sequential thinking

  • Spatial relations and fine motor coordination

  • Mathematical modeling and graphing

  • Scientific explorations and error analysis

  • Arts (music and drawing) and design

  • Personalized learning and exploration

  • Collaborative learning and teamwork skills

  • Makerspaces and building their own robots as culminating projects with hardware

  • Making the transition from block-based coding to text-based programming in Ch/C/C++

  • Physical computing using Arduino with electronics and sensors (Grades 3+)

  • Creative storytelling as comprehensive projects for collaboration and distance learning (Grade 5+)

  • Sensor-based robotics (Grade 6+)

  • Creating lessons/activities for others to use (Grades 9-12)

Each course in the curriculum, independent of others, is tailored for a specific grade taking into account cognitive abilities and math levels. Prior coding or robotics experience is not required for each grade level. Each course may be used as a stand-alone curriculum, to supplement existing courses (science, art, etc.), or to support the corresponding Mathematics with Robotics course below.

 

Mathematics with Robotics

The Common-Core-compliant Mathematics with Robotics curriculum employs hands-on computing and robotics activities to boost students’ interest and engagement in learning math (they learn while having fun!):

  • Explore thousands of Common Core compliant lessons and activities

  • Help make meaningful connections between abstract math concepts and real-life applications

  • Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills

  • Allow personalized learning and exploration

  • Conduct collaborative learning and teamwork

Prior coding or robotics experience is not required. We recommend that instructors review the "Getting Started with RoboBlockly" series of video lessons, which cover the basics of RoboBlockly. Instructors may then communicate the key concepts to their students, as appropriate, and/or have their students in Grade 3+ also view the videos.

The Mathematics with Robotics curriculum has had proven success in increasing student engagement and learning. One school in the Los Angeles area saw its 3rd grade math standardized test passing rate increase from 51% to 88% over a four year period, an increase of 72%! View 3rd grade students from this school with robots in action in this video, and see more of K-2 students learning math with coding and robotics in both English and Spanish through distance learning here.

Increase in Standard SBAC Math Scores by 72% over 4 Years!

 

More success stories can be found here.