LARAMIE, Wyo. — Students at Laramie High School will be using drones and robots to help learn geometry, algebra, trigonometry and calculus this year.
The school got a state grant to use robots, software and 3-D printers to teach science, technology, engineering and math.
All Laramie High math department teachers are getting a drone, a robotic rover, a robotic ball and a robotic arm, along with a tablet computer that controls the robots.
Dennis Hogsett, one of three math teachers who landed the grant, says the idea is to use hands-on activities to help engage students.
Hogsett says that by programming a robot to shoot baskets, for example, students would be using physics to determine how far the robot has to throw the ball.