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Sunday, November 15 • 12:01am - 11:59pm
Robotics in Secondary Mathematics

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Using Sphero robots in the classroom to enforce mathematical concepts and connections related to geometry, trigonometry, and basic algebra and introduce students to basic programming concepts. Students can explore through different tasks that deal with rate of change, distance formula (Pythagorean Theorem), angle of rotation (basic trigonometry), and related topics while applying those concepts to a physical activity. The Sphero tools also allow students with different programming experiences to tailor their work to fit their skill level from basic (block programming) to advanced (Java). The tasks also promote collaboration between students to problem solve issues on the fly as they work to reach a common goal or compete to outdo other groups.

Sphero  Data Sheet
Battleship Boards
Desmos Link

Session Release Schedule - This session's video will be released Nov. 11th, at 7AM

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Presenter Email Address: mpurser@ncmcs.org  <--- Please feel free to contact with questions or to set up a 1-on-1 follow-up!


Mathew Purser

Secondary Mathematics Teacher, Moore County Schools
Mathematics Teaching.  STEM has always been a passion of mine, in school and my hobbies, and I have always enjoyed tying the fields together in the classroom to show students how they interconnect.  During my time at Union Pines I have also worked as a football coach and an advisor... Read More →

Sunday November 15, 2020 12:01am - 11:59pm EST