RobotsLAB Announces STEM Teaching Aids Aligned With McGraw-Hill and Pearson Curricula at Kaplan EdTech Demo Day
RobotsLAB Shares Vision for Improving U.S. Math and Science Performance with Investors and Educators
San Francisco, CA ; New York, NY – October 22, 2014 – RobotsLAB, the educational robotics company™, today announced the 2015 version of the RobotsLAB BOX. RobotsLAB BOX is an innovative set of four robots and accompany lessons that aid teachers to demonstrate complex STEM subjects. The newest version of RobotsLAB BOX was announced today at TechStars EdTech Demo Day in front of hundreds leaders in education. In addition, the 2015 version of this award-winning kit is newly-aligned with the curricula and lesson plans of education market leaders such as McGraw-Hill and Pearson.
RobotsLAB sells revolutionary programs that use robots to bring abstract concept to life bridging abstract and concrete, making them easier to understand by students. The standards-aligned curricula uses flying drones to teach algebra and calculus, an intelligent basketball to demonstrate problems in algebra and statistics, as well other robots such as rovers, and a humanoid robot that drives his own car, covering a variety of STEM subjects.
According to recent reports, only thirty-two percent of U.S. high school students were proficient in math upon graduation even though sixty-two percent of U.S. jobs require entry-level workers to be proficient in algebra. RobotsLAB's mission is to solve this learning gap by using robots to create “Ah Ha!” moments in the classroom.
“We are excited to be working with Kaplan to accelerate the development of the company, expanding our reach, and our products development” said Elad Inbar, CEO of RobotsLAB.
The Kaplan EdTech Demo Day is organized to highlight leading startups focused on education. The product launch was attended by more than 500 stakeholders in the Edtech community, venture capitalists, and education industry leaders.
Already this year, RobotsLAB has continued its pattern of solid growth and ongoing innovation. Highlights from 2014 include: • The introduction of four new products and accompanying curriculum • Introduction of RobotsLAB BOX curriculum into Spanish • Educational robots from RobotsLAB now in place in schools in every U.S. state • RobotsLAB named the Edison Award Gold Winner for Innovation in Education • RobotsLAB was the winner of the LAUNCHedu Competition at SXSWedu earlier in 2014 • RobotsLAB MathBall was awarded ISTE 2014 Best of Show • RobotsLAB BOX awarded one of "Latest and Greatest #Education Friendly Tools" by Scholastic Administrator Magazine. • RobotsLAB BOX received Reader's Choice Award from eSchool News
About RobotsLAB: Working in the intersection of robotics and education, RobotsLAB is introducing drones, rovers and other robots as a teaching-aid for middle and high school math and science classrooms. Many STEM projects focus mainly on the STE-, neglecting the M(ath) component. Meanwhile mathematics proficiency in high school students has fallen to 32% -- disqualifying many graduates from entry-level jobs. Our team of roboticists, engineers, teachers and professors are dedicated to fixing the education system using 21st century technology, bringing math to life and preparing students for their future. RobotsLAB’s mission is to augment educators and engage students using the most innovative tools -- driving excellence, and ensuring their future success. http://www.RobotsLAB.com