Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

3-3-2008

Abstract

Keeping middle school students interested in mathematics and motivating them to succeed are challenges that continually present themselves to even the most seasoned teachers. Students will be drawn to mathematics if they are able to connect it to exciting careers. This paper describes a research-based curriculum model for teachers, grant writers, and others interested in incorporating Lego robotics technologies into an existing middle school mathematics curriculum. The model is based on data gathered from a three year research study in which approximately 150 sixth grade students per year and their teachers collaborated with a middle school Math Coordinator, a school Numeracy Coach, and university-level educational technology professors.

Comments

Presented at Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International (SITE) Conference, Mar 03, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada.