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Community-college instructors and high-school teachers from across the country recently met at Lakeland Community College in Kirtland, Ohio, to build robots demonstrating math and science principles for their students. Because they are powered by graphing calculators, the robots are called math machines. With help from a National Science Foundation grant, teachers learned to program graphing calculators as embedded computers to control the small robots. In turn, they will teach their students to work with their calculators in the same way that scientists, mathematicians, engineers and technicians use embedded computers to control automobiles, hospital instruments, home appliances and industrial machinery.
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Publication:Community College Week
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Oct 11, 2004
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