Published Online: August 19, 2014

Drones, robots will help students learn math

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Students at Laramie High School will be using drones and robots to help learn geometry, algebra, trigonometry and calculus this year.

The Laramie Boomerang reported Tuesday (http://tinyurl.com/n2oxgub) the school got a state grant to use robots, software and 3D 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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Information from: Laramie Boomerang, http://www.laramieboomerang.com


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