Archive: Algebraic Equations: Calculator Controlled Robots, April 18, 2012

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This Web Seminar took place on April 18, 2012, from 8:15 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. Eastern Time. The presenter was Marti Phipps, NASA Explorer Schools Specialist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. In this Seminar, Ms. Phipps provided an in-depth look at a series of lessons that give students the chance to program and experiment with calculator-controlled robots.

For more information about this web seminar, its presenter(s), read what participants said about it, and to see and download its PowerPoint slides go here.

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  • on Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:02 PM

I attended this web seminar back in April 2012. I just finished using the curriculum as a review of linear equations for my Applied Statistics class. It was a great way to engage my seniors. None of them had any previous background programming so this was a good curriculum to use. It was very simple to program the calculator. Then they plugged the calculator into the robot and away it went. We also learned about how NASA uses robots in their explorations.

Ruth Hutson  (Westmoreland, KS)
Ruth Hutson (Westmoreland, KS)

  • on Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:35 PM

This is a wonderful set of lessons to reinforce the study of motion with my high school physics students. It models how NASA scientists apply math to remotely move the Mars Rover. This is a great cross curricular activity!

Ruth Hutson  (Westmoreland, KS)
Ruth Hutson (Westmoreland, KS)

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