Using robotics to promote learning in elementary grades

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Abstract

This paper considers the use of LEGO robotics as a tool to allow students in a fourth grade math classroom to engage in experimenting, sense-making, and developing visual understanding of ideas. To enhance students' conceptual understanding of the abstract concepts of units and unit conversion, an illustrative example of a hands-on robotic activity is considered. The robotics activity allows for simultaneously implementing different theories of learning effectively and accommodating the learning styles of different students. To illustrate the effectiveness of the robotics-based lesson, the paper provides results of pre- and post-activity assessment, including statistical analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication119th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition
PublisherAmerican Society for Engineering Education
ISBN (Print)9780878232413
StatePublished - 2012
Event119th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: Jun 10 2012Jun 13 2012

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Other119th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition
CountryUnited States
CitySan Antonio, TX
Period6/10/126/13/12

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Faisal, A., Kapila, V., & Iskander, M. (2012). Using robotics to promote learning in elementary grades. In 119th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition American Society for Engineering Education.

Using robotics to promote learning in elementary grades. / Faisal, Akim; Kapila, Vikram; Iskander, Magued.

119th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition. American Society for Engineering Education, 2012.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Faisal, A, Kapila, V & Iskander, M 2012, Using robotics to promote learning in elementary grades. in 119th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition. American Society for Engineering Education, 119th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, San Antonio, TX, United States, 6/10/12.
Faisal A, Kapila V, Iskander M. Using robotics to promote learning in elementary grades. In 119th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition. American Society for Engineering Education. 2012
Faisal, Akim ; Kapila, Vikram ; Iskander, Magued. / Using robotics to promote learning in elementary grades. 119th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition. American Society for Engineering Education, 2012.
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