Robot programming should be the best interdisciplinary learning link, which can help child master the basic subjects better.
Some parents maybe puzzled, how does robot programming promote Chinese, math, English and other basic subjects?
Robot programming and Chinese
1.Robot Programming improves children's language skills
You can imagine a scene, where a child has designed an interesting robot after one hour's building and one hour's programming. What will he do next?
First, he would talk and demonstrate to his parents and tell them how it works.
Second, he will show again if he meets some friends soon.
In this process, child practice his language’s skills unconsciously, Robot programming makes children more eager to share with others.
If you have good works, you want others to see and understand them. Therefore, robot programming can practice children's language's skills and help children improve confidence.
2.Robot programming improve children’s reading ability and comprehension
Children will discover why the program performs a particular action from program itself by studying robot programming.
Just like a child learn how to cook, it is impossible to learn if he only know the dish itself. Children need to know the steps, need to prepare the ingredients, and need to know the conditions for cooking.
When children are programming, they need to understand the goal of programming first. if robot need to walk, why can a robot walk? program need to Complete a five-digit calculation, so why can a program complete math's calculation?
You can write a qualified program only if your can really understand the goal of programming.
Therefore, let child learn programming, especially let them understand the complex program constantly in their prime ages, which can help them improve comprehension and reading ability.
3.Programming improves children's logical thinking ability
Before teaching how to write, teachers are used to asking students to establish a writing outline, which is similar to the code structure in programming.
Take writing a story, Children should think about the genre of the story, the main characters and supporting characters, and how to set up the twists and turns of the exciting plot before writing.
If child exercise logical thinking not enough, article will not be good enough in the college entrance examination of Chinese,
Program code has a strong causal relationship, the programming logic is disrupted once the sequence is reversed, the program will not run.
when programming, children will also have the same thinking -- from the structure of each piece of code, to the building of the overall architecture, all need to have a overall idea.
Therefore, programming is a discipline that emphasizes sequential relations, which also exercises children's logical thinking and promotes their ability of writing in Chinese.
Robot programming and Math
1.Help child understand abstract mathematical concepts
For many students, mathematical concepts are too abstract. We can program abstract mathematical concepts into visible, moving images.
For example, during the programming process, child will be more understand decimals and fractions intuitively. Move the decimal point in the code, then the size of the object on the screen changes dramatically.
In this way, mathematical abstract concept can be programmed to vivid graphics, then into the child's mind, so as to deepen the understanding of mathematical concepts.
2.Programming strengthens Math and improves student achievement
Programming can improve logical thinking and deductive reasoning skills, which are also necessary for learning mathematics.
Organize and analyze data when programming and break one problem down into smaller pieces then solve them one by one, which is also fit for many mathematical problems.
Therefore, there is no doubt that learning programming can strengthen children's mathematical ability and improve their achievement.
3.Programming is the integration and reflection of mathematical knowledge
If child wants to write a fun mini program in code, he will use all kinds of Math.
In this process, child also can get lots of mathematical knowledge, then form a high-dimensional perspective of problem-solving which peers don't have gradually, meanwhile understand mathematical concept deeply.
Robot programming and English
1.English is the heart of all programming languages
look at the keyboard on our computer, there are 26 English letters except numbers and symbols.
In China, many primary and middle school students spend much time on English learning, but it is difficult to have a real and natural English application environment.
You have to do code programming in English, so it creates a meaningful English application environment, which can improve English effectively.
2.Programming can improve child's memory
For beginners, they will meet thousands of new English words when programming, these words will be repeated constantly in different places, which can stimulate the child's hippocampus response unconsciously
It also increases children's English vocabulary while enhancing memory, which is helpful for improving English scores.
3.Help children connect with mainstream authoritative programming events
There are large international technical communities around the learning and application of one programming, and they usually communicate in English.
Therefore, you can communicate in a wider range and obtain the latest information on the development of relevant programming techniques by learning programming in English. It will be beneficial for students to participate in international IT competitions undoubtedly in the future.
Seize the opportunity to enhance future competitiveness
Computer science has become integrated into various disciplines, both in academia and industry, it's natural consequence of following the world's development.
On the issue of children's education, integrated learning mode based on children's programming education will also be developed when facing interdisciplinary learning.
Let child contact with science, technology, and robot programming from childhood, which is also a new learning method, improving the achievement of basic subjects meanwhile let child has a better future unconsciously.