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Algebraic Equations: Calculator Controlled Robots

During this web seminar, educators learned about a unique way of integrating robotic technology into their classes. Robotic missions are designed to bring excitement to the curriculum and provide a unique way of bringing to life the concepts teachers impart to students. The seminar focused on using programmable TI calculators and Norland Research Robots to solve problems requiring substituting values for variables in formulas.


This web seminar is part of a series of electronic professional development experiences sponsored by the NASA Explorer Schools (NES) project. NASA Explorer Schools invests in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics educators to inspire and engage a whole generation of future scientists, engineers and technicians that NASA needs to continue our journey. NES gives educators of grades 4-12 free access to NASA’s people, missions, research, and facilities. We take the work out of searching through thousands of materials on the NASA website and provide a comprehensive set of teaching materials for dozens of STEM concepts. For additional information about the NASA Explorer Schools project, visit

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