Drones, robots will help students learn math

2014-08-19T10:15:00Z 2014-08-20T15:21:09Z Drones, robots will help students learn mathThe Associated Press The Associated Press
August 19, 2014 10:15 am  • 

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.

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