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Classroom Implementation Leah Pate, Annsley Harrington, Emily Moller; University of Georgia Introduction: Why Roborobo? Our world is growing in technological advances exponentially by the minute. In order to adhere to these changes and keep students up to date, we examined how to incorporate STEM, science, technology, engineering, and math, into an elementary classroom. Roborobo is a unique classroom opportunity that allows students to review and implement the engineering design process while also learning common core curriculum in math and science. Possible Classroom Activities State Standards • Measurement & Data 4.5 • MCC4.MD.6 Measure angles in whole- number degrees using a protractor. Sketch angles of specified measure. • MCC4.MD.7 Recognize angle measure as additive. Solve addition and subtraction problems to find unknown angles on a diagram in real world and mathematical problems, e.g., by using an equation with a symbol for the unknown angle measure. • MCC4.OA.1 Interpret a multiplication equation as a comparison. Represent verbal statements of multiplicative comparisons as multiplication equations. • MCC3.MD.3 Draw a scaled picture graph and a scaled bar graph to represent a data set with several categories. Solve one- and two-step “how many more” and “how many less” problems using information presented in scaled bar graphs. • MCC3.MD.8 Solve real world and mathematical problems involving perimeters of polygons, including finding the perimeter given the side lengths, finding an unknown side length, and exhibiting rectangles with the same perimeter and different areas or with the same area and different perimeters. • Multiplication • Make It Move with Wheels • Bot Gons • Run, Robot, Run Classroom Goals • Allow students to work with Roborobo to explore the Engineering Design Process • Successfully gain student understanding of why robotics, STEM, and the EDP are life applicable concepts • Use Roborobo to aid in learning state standards in math and science. • Expose elementary students to robotics at a young age FortressBot Conclusions This project allowed us as future teachers to explore ways in which robotics can be incorporated into the classroom. We have found that classroom activities can often be altered or extended so that students use Roborobo to further their understanding in math and science standards. It is important to see the value in STEM curriculum and to not limit our students’ learning experiences with worksheets and seminars; robotics provides active and engaged learning of state standards while offering exposure to advanced technology. References Georgia Performance Standards (GPS). (n.d.). Retrieved December 3, 2014, from https://www.georgiastandards.org/Standards/Pages/Bro wseStandards/BrowseGPS.aspx Park, J., Um, G., & Choi, Y. (2014). Roborobo Intelligetn Robot School Step 02. Republic of Korea: RoboRobo.