What does Roamer bring to the teaching of mathematics? Is it just for young children?
The answer to the latter question is a simple no! The traditional view is that educational robots are for younger students. But according to Seymour Papert, founder of educational robotics: What is good for thinking is good for thinking, whatever the student’s age.
It is much tougher to answer the first question. The X-Factor, is a vital ingredient. You can’t quite define it, but you recognise it when you see it. It has this strange quality, you see it in one situation, then you see it in a different scenario and mysteriously, it is not it is not the same thing. But it does have the same effect. It makes you think, that was good; that was valuable. So what better way do describe it but through a few examples. Continue reading