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:
"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
"The RoboBlockly curriculum is a godsend for distance learning! Thanks!"
--- Robert Beckett, High School Robotics Teacher
“RoboBlockly is awesome! Bringing programming to life with the Linkbot! The materials and online curriculum are fantastic.”
--- Margaret Willett, 9-12th Grade CS Teacher
These freely available activities are designed to be student self-guided. Coding and Robotics activities have accompanying video tutorials. 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.
The Prime Curriculum below is for authorized instructors and their students for classrom or distance learning. The math courses in this curriculum are compliant with the Common Core Math Standards.
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.
The 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.
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%! More success stories can be found here.
Increase in Standard SBAC Math Scores by 72% over 4 Years!