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VEX IQ Education

Students working with a Rube Goldberg DeviceWith the growing societal need to enhance science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) instruction in classrooms, especially at the elementary and middle school levels, there is a call for integrated learning programs that allow teachers to engage students in creative and meaningfully ways while also meeting today’s rigorous academic standards.

As the ideal platform for exploring important STEM fundamentals and computer science concepts, VEX IQ is proud to offer a free, twelve-unit, standards-matched curriculum, ready for classroom use. Additionally, our powerful partnerships with both The Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute and Project Lead The Way (PLTW) are empowering schools and entire educational systems to deliver 21st Century learning experiences like never before.



Carnegie Mellon

Robomatter's Introduction to Programming VEX IQ curriculum is designed to provide concrete, contextualized lessons that seamlessly integrate grade level mathematics, programming and engineering activities for students. In the curriculum, students learn about robotics technologies and how they impact modern industries. The curriculum is designed to support both teachers brand new to the VEX IQ system as well as those with previous robotics experience. The programming sections of the curriculum use ROBOTC Graphical, the perfect language for beginners, and can be completed with real VEX IQ robots or simulated Robot Virtual Worlds robots. To learn more, visit the Robomatter section of the VEX website.


PLTW

Project Lead the Way (PLTW) is the nation's leading provider of K-12 science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs. PLTW partners with middle schools and high schools to provide a rigorous, relevant STEM education. PLTW Launch is an activity-, project-, and problem-based STEM program designed for students in kindergarten through fifth grade. In this program, students explore the wonders of STEM through grade-specific learning modules and apply their STEM knowledge through collaborative projects. PLTW Launch is aligned with national and state standards and allows for a variety of implementation models that will work for any school. For more Information please visit the PLTW website.

VEX IQ Curriculum

We have developed the VEX IQ Curriculum as a completely FREE companion to the VEX IQ platform for elementary and middle school students. Aimed at grades 2-8, the curriculum offers twelve flexible units of instruction that can be used in sequence, in chunks, or as standalone lessons. The project-based units instill proper engineering practices from an early age, while maintaining the fun and excitement that comes from playing with VEX IQ. Whatever your elementary and middle school STEM education needs may be, the VEX IQ Curriculum is a learning tool that will excite and inspire your students. For more information & lesson plans please visit the VEX IQ Curriculum website.

VEX IQ Robotics Camp Handbook

VEX IQ Robotics Camp Handbook

The VEX IQ Robotics Camp Handbook complements the VEX IQ curriculum by enabling you to hold a robotics camp regardless of your experience level. This handbook gives educators, competition teams, and community volunteers the in-depth training materials and other resources they need to provide a great robotics experience for students of all ages. The Camp Handbook is available for purchase or as a free PDF download and includes sample programs written in both ROBOTC and Modkit.

For more information or to preview the free PDF download, visit the VEX IQ Robotics Camp Handbook product page.