Early Learning Advantage It is well established that giving children an early introduction to music, mathematics, athletic games, or foreign languages gives them a life-long head start over those who start later in life. Two questions arose when we considered early learning robotics:
- Can we introduce children in grades K-2 and 3-8 to such complex activities as coding, applied mathematics, and engineering design in a way that ensures they are actually learning?
- Can we find a way to get children to fall in love with these activities, to choose to work on them, through sheer joy of learning? Becoming so absorbed in coding, troubleshooting, and problem-solving that they lose track of time and have to be reminded to go home?
The “Power of Project Trees” The thing that allowed us to answer ‘yes’ to both questions, and to start a rigorous robotics-based Coding- Applied Math- Engineering Design curriculum at such a young age, was the Project Challenge-Tree (a visual goal-setting & progress-tracking tool). You can learn more about Project Tree’s revolutionary effect on the classroom— and about how to design your own Project Trees for any subject— at this link:
We just published our first Instructable (pretty cool platform), K-2 Robotics First Day, and applied for the Infy Maker Awards Grant: https://t.co/JVDsc9XyMX
— MathScienceChallenge (@CalMathSci) March 7, 2018
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