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Exercises Integrating High School Mathematics with Robot Motion Planning
Proceedings of the 2019 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference
  • Ronald I. Greenberg, Loyola University Chicago
  • George K. Thiruvathukal, Loyola University Chicago
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This paper presents progress in developing exercises for high school students incorporating level-appropriate mathematics into robotics activities. We assume mathematical foundations ranging from algebra to precalculus, whereas most prior work on integrating mathematics into robotics uses only very elementary mathematical reasoning or, at the other extreme, is comprised of technical papers or books using calculus and other advanced mathematics. The exercises suggested are relevant to any differerential-drive robot, which is an appropriate model for many different varieties of educational robots. They guide students towards comparing a variety of natural navigational strategies making use of typical movement primitives. The exercises align with Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.


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Ronald I. Greenberg and George K. Thiruvathukal. Exercises integrating high school mathematics with robot motion planning. In Proceedings of 2019 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), October 2019.