Local Robotics Team Creation Helps Children Across Globe With Math

Last Updated on Nov 21, 2014 at 10:37am | Education

For the past 10 years, Garrett County's High School robotics team, Team 1629, has won countless regional and state competitions. On Thursday, one of Team 1629's creations was used to help third graders with their math lessons, and it's also helping kids overseas. 

Team 1629, officially named "Garrett Coalition," started in 2005, and now it consists of 20 students from Northern and Southern High School. 

The helpful creation, known as a "top spinner," is made of LEGO gears and other LEGO parts to help kids relate their current common core curriculum with a hands-on approach. 

Alexandra Miller has been with Team 1629 for three years, and said the team's main focus is engineering inspiration. 

"The thing I love about this is we're sending them around the world...if a child has information, no one can take that away from them," Miller said. "They'll always have that knowledge that Team 1629 Robotics gave them these top spinners to do things creatively and engineering-wise." Read more>>