Teaching M.A.

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Year Approved


First Advisor

Cavalier, Meghan

Second Reader

Jaclyn Rehmke


This literature review explores the effects of incorporating educational robotics into mathematics instruction on students' problem-solving abilities, motivation, mathematical performance, computational thinking, and communication and collaboration skills. It investigates the impact of constructivist teaching methods on engaging students with robotics-based activities. The review highlights the positive influence of hands-on experiences and group collaboration using platforms like LEGO and Scratch. While this innovative approach shows promising outcomes, the review acknowledges challenges related to cost, time, space constraints, and the need for teacher professional development. These findings have significant implications for future research, pedagogical practices, and the transformative potential of educational robotics in promoting student-centered learning experiences.

Degree Name

Teaching M.A.

Document Type

Masterʼs thesis