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Mark Your Calendar For Oceanside Math Nights

17, 2014 Comments OCEANSIDE Have you looked at your childs math [read] homework and thought that it looks quite different from the way you solved problems when you were in elementary school? The Oceanside Unified School District wants to take the mystery out of todays math with community parent meetings on Common Core State Standards for K-8 Mathematics. The sessions are being conducted by the districts curriculum and instruction department in partnership with the San Diego County Office of Education. The meetings are at 6 p.m.
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Math products seek engagement with robotics, gaming

Robots show real-world relevance of math equations Students often struggle to grasp the meaning of abstract equations, but San Francisco-based RobotsLAB brings these concepts to life with a family of robotic devices. The RobotsLAB BOX includes four robots and a tablet computer that comes pre-loaded with a science and math curriculum for teaching with the devices. Aligned with Common Core standards, the curriculum includes 50 hours of interactive lessons demonstrating Algebra I and II, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, and Physics concepts, helping students understand why math is relevant to their world. Without any prior experience in robotics or computer science, RobotsLAB says, teachers can demonstrate abstract concepts such as slope, sine, cosine, and vectorsright out of the box. A robotic arm, called an ArmBot, helps teach students about angles, triangles, the Pythagorean Theorem, arc lengths, sine, cosine, polar coordinates, radians, and more.
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