## Mathematics – Common Core State Standards

The C-STEM Math-ICT Curriculum explores mathematical concepts in the Common Core State Standards through practical applications with hands-on computing, engineering, and robotics activities. The hands-on computing, engineering, and robotics activities help students make meaningful connections between abstract math concepts and real-life applications.

The C-STEM program helps close the math achievement gap, engages traditionally unrepresented groups and at risk students in hands-on learning math with computing and robotics, as described in this article by the Center Director and shown in C-STEM Success Stories.

##### A Sample Application

The 1st robot moves at the speed of 1.5 inches per second. After 8 seconds, the 2nd robot races at the speed of 3 inches per second. When and at what distance will the 2nd robot catch the 1st one?

**Typical Solution:**

y = 1.5t

y = 3(t-8)

1.5*t = 3(t-8)

t = 16, y = 24

**Output from a Ch program:**

**Modeling and solving the above system of linear equations using hardware or virtual robots:**