- Year 2023
- NSF Award #1950288
- Registration Current Noyce Scholar
- First Name Anna
- Last Name Hacker
- Discipline Mathematics
- Institution Concordia College - Moorhead, MN
Oftentimes, data and functions are taught as unrelated topics in secondary mathematics. We created a curricular robotics activity that integrated these topics and connected them to the new 2022 Minnesota State Mathematics standards. Our lesson pertains to the new standards on collecting and analyzing data, and using graphs to draw conclusions about sets of data. Through the lesson, students gain experience with data collection, data analysis, and modeling using Sphero robots. Students program the Sphero robots to automatically detect a collision. To achieve this goal, the students design an experiment to collect and analyze position, velocity, and acceleration data from the robots. We used the Principles for Designing Technology Activities to Teach Math (Silk et al., 2010) as a framework for designing this lesson plan.