Programming Into the Future: Building Robots to Prepare Students for the Jobs of Tomorrow!
My 7th and 8th grade mathematics students will construct robots and program them to complete beneficial real-world tasks. They will be doing this to extend their knowledge and understanding of STEM components, improve their competency in mathematics, and further develop their problem solving skills. This project will also serve to help them become more career ready by providing them with experience in the fields of electronics, computer science, and engineering. Students will use Lego and Vex Robotics Systems to design, build, and program their own unique and original robots. I hope that through this project students will gain a better understanding of the evolving job market and the increasing demand for employees with robotics experience. Their end goal will be to create a robot that can be used to either improve our way of life or solve a real world problem.