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Raising Your IQ on VEX IQ
Team Development
Nancy McIntyre
Robotics Education & Competition
Foundation
PLTW Information
PLTW schools that are using VEX, seeking
education materials and information, should
consult their PLTW websites and resource people
first and use the general VEX resources as a
supplement.
Education Resources for VEX IQ Platform
(Elementary & Middle School)
VEX IQ Curriculum – http://vexiq.com/curriculum
Standards Mapping Details for VEX IQ Curriculum, found in “Teacher
Materials” links within each curriculum unit, for example:
http://content.vexrobotics.com/vexiq/pdf/VEX_IQ_Curriculum_MEC_TeacherU
nitInfo_v2.pdf
Standards Mapping for VEX IQ Challenge 2013-14 STEM Research Project:
http://www.roboticseducation.org/documents/2013/09/vex-iq-challengestem-research-project-standards.pdf
- VEX IQ Education Videos on Youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvvcc7S26YEgp60fNJwh64aj9ywiZ
79Ta
- VEX IQ Education Videos to download and save:
http://www.vexrobotics.com/vexiq/documents-downloads
PLTW Course Standards Matching for Grades 6-12
(VEX Robotics Design System Used in Some Courses)
http://alignment.pltw.org/ use the “standards and
objectives alignment” tab
PLTW Courses are mapped to NGSS, Common
Core, and STL (the ITEEA standards)
VEX Robotics Design System used in specific
courses VEX kits for:
http://www.vexrobotics.com/pltw
Information on PLTW Launch, the new
Elementary (Grades K-5) PLTW Program using
VEX IQ
2013-14 is a Pilot Year – 20+ Schools Are Involved
2014-15 Full Implementation - registrations are currently being
taken.
Latest public information is here: http://www.pltw.org/launch
VEX IQ is being used in 4th and 5th Grade modules in this
curricular program.
Additional Education Materials and Resources For VEX IQ &
VEX Robotics Design System can be found at our programming
software and other partner’s websites.
VEX EDUCATION INFORMATION &
HELPFUL RESOURCES
As of 11.20.2013
The VEX IQ Platform and VEX Robotics Design System are both
developed to help educators meet the rigorous standards-based needs
of the 21st Century Classroom in dynamic and flexible ways.
The free VEX IQ Curriculum (for elementary and middle school) and
free Autodesk VEX Robotics Curriculum (for middle school and high
school) are both mapped directly to:
- Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
- Common Core Standards
- Standards for Technological Literacy (STL)
Developing a Team
This is a wonderful way to get started and allows you to generate some
excitement even before the robot is built.
Team identity:
Team Name
Logo
Team Colors
Team Tag Line
Jobs on the team:
Develop a leadership team
Drive Team
Pit Team
STEM experts
Typical Jobs on the Team
Designers - CAD Autodesk 123D
Engineering Notebook
Programmers Modkit
STEM Project Specialists
Scouts
P R people
Website Design
Video production
How a Season Works
• Register your team on Robotevents.com
• Organizing build sessions
Have a plan for each day
Have jobs for everyone
Allow time for wrap up
Allow time for clean up
Allow time to write in engineering notebook
How Often? How Many?
• Develop your team to fit your school, your
availability, your resources…
• Be inclusive not exclusive. Allow as many
students to participate that are willing to make the
commitment and willing to contribute to the team.
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Some will want to design
Some will want to build
Some will want to program
Some will want to drive
Some will want to work on the STEM project
Some will want to be on the pit team
Event Planning
Prepping for an event
Drive team practice
STEM Presentation
Scouting teams and robots
Items to be packed
Permission Forms, Robot, Charger, Controller, Kit of
Parts, Power Strip, Lunch and Snacks, STEM Project,
Engineering Notebook, Highlighter, Pit Decorations,
Camera.
Day of the Event
Check in
Pit set up
Drivers meeting
Team Queuing
Judging
Skills Challenges
Alliance Selection
Follow up Lessons Learned
What did you learn about yourselves?
What did you learn from others?
Improve Design Process
Have students make more entries in engineering notebook
Preparing Future Events
Celebration for a job well done.
Enough said
Three Robotics Challenge Options
60-second matches each
• Teamwork Challenge
– 2 team alliances collaborate to score
– 2 drivers – Switch controller halfway
• Robot Skills Challenge
– 2 drivers – Switch controller halfway
– 1 single robot scoring most points possible
• Programming Challenge
– Autonomous programming
– 1 single robot scoring points most points possible
Sample VEX IQ Event Schedule
All Challenge Matches Can Run at the Same Time
Teams Check In
9:00 a.m.
Drivers Meeting
9:30
Matches & Judging
9:45-12:15
Lunch
12:15-12:45
Matches Resume
12:45-2:00
Alliance Announcement
2:15
Finals Matches & Awards
2:30-3:00
Pits Close
3:30
Brainstorming
ADD IT UP
http://www.vexforum.com/wiki/index.php/Add_It_Up
HOW TO SCORE IN TEAMWORK CHALLENGE
HOW TO SCORE IN ROBOT SKILLS CHALLENGE
HOW TO SCORE IN AUTONOMOUS CHALLENGE
Engineering Notebook
a. Project Management
b. Organization
c. Game theory
d. Brain storming
e. Initial Design Process
f. Testing
g. Improvement Process
h. Programming
Building Tips
How to work with VEX IQ parts
Identifying Parts
Basic assembly
Components and their function
Construction tips for competitive robotics
Focus on quality of construction
Loading of motors and the build up of heat
Keeping the design simple
Build Session IDEA PAGE: http://www.flickr.com/photos/vexrobotics/
Programming
• Modkit which is based on Scratch
– http://www.modk.it/
• Robot C developed at Carnegie Mellon
– http://www.robotc.net/
Autodesk CAD for IQ
Resources
Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
www.Roboticseducation.org
Curriculum
http://www.vexrobotics.com/vexiq/education
VEX ROBOTICS
WWW.VEXROBOTICS.COM
ROBOT EVENTS
WWW.ROBOTEVENTS.COM
VEX Forum
www.vexforum.com
VEX Assembler
http://www.vexrobotics.com/vexiq/vexassembler
Event Partner
www.vexrobotics.com/vrc_epdocs
Many Thanks!
Nancy McIntyre
[email protected]
805-428-1528
Inspiring students one robot at a time.

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