My VEX kit. The rolling tool box makes it easy to move, as the kit is heavy. |

The students ranges in age from 8 to 13, and were very engaged. There were different tasks, timing, recording, and driving the robot. With multiple trials, the students got to do each of the tasks.

In addition to teaching the students about geometry, units, and measurement, there were a few additional benefits to our Science Camp activities. First, we got to try to sell some of the other science teachers on a robotics team. The other is that we got to troubleshoot some of our activities for future camps.

One of the most interesting things for me today was a paper from one of the students. She had to find the average of two numbers, and she didn't have a calculator, so she divided by two using long division. There is something for people on both sides of the math wars, investigative learning and algorithms on the same page.

So full of win! |