The Role of Robots in Problem-Solving
Success in college and beyond requires the ability to think critically and solve problems. Having robotics classes in school forces children to think critically about the challenges they face and develop strategies to overcome them. Methods for accomplishing this include group brainstorming sessions and individual experimentation. Students need to understand the importance of being able to apply what they learn in the classroom to actual situations.
Students are encouraged to think critically and creatively, just as they will need to do in the real world. Students are not expected to memorize theorems and solutions but rather to come up with creative strategies for addressing the same problems. Team-building activities are also included to teach kids that they can accomplish more by working together.