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Robotic platform for teaching maths in junior high school

  • Edgar Lopez-CaudanaEmail author
  • Pedro Ponce
  • Luis Cervera
  • Sara Iza
  • Nancy Mazon
Technical Paper

Abstract

This paper describes a structured methodology to improve the attention in math classes based on a NAO robot. Although there are several papers that use NAO as a social robot, this paper goes further integrating the robot inside the classes as well as an assistive tool to support the teachers. A multidisciplinary work was implemented with the junior high school in which the NAO robot was used. Two focus groups were established for the study. One of them use the robot during the classes and the other one was running the classes in conventional manner. A comparison about the students’ attention was conducted to validate the proposed methodology. The results show that the level of attention and motivation were improved.

Keywords

Assistive robotics Assisted education Educational robotics Robot NAO 

Notes

Acknowledgements

We wish to thank the enthusiastic participation of the personnel and directing body of the Publish Secondary School “María Enriqueta Camarillo” for their collaboration in the development of this project, its Director and Professors as well as the valuable participation of students from Psychology Faculty from UNAM.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Escuela de Ingeniería y CienciasTecnológico de MonterreyMonterreyMexico
  2. 2.Facultad de PsicologíaUNAMMexicoMexico

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