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Automation Workz is a 4 hour hands-on scavenger hunt held at the North American International Auto Show where teams scurry from exhibit to exhibit completing iSTEAM (invention, Science, Technology, Engineering, Artistic Design and Mathematics) activities to score points to win cash prizes. These activities use sponsor parts/digital services, toys, robots, computer coding, gaming, and puzzles as physical representation of mathematical standardized exam questions.
Automation Workz is over. Relieve the scavenger hunt here with activity photos.
American Math Proficiency, as illustrated by a standardized exam, does not match other countries
Currently, Employers are facing a TALENT SHORTAGE in the technical subjects of engineering, skilled trades and business. Whether it is computer programming, mechatronics, computer aided design, data analytics, welding math proficiency is the necessary skill.
Parents are the CURE for the TALENT SHORTAGE
Children's Learning Process
Research shows children (including teenagers) learn by being curious about the activities engaged in by parents, teachers, and friends. In particular, they are interested in those activities that parents, teachers and friends enjoy freely (Deci and Ryan 1992).
|The publication, Crowdsourcing, states that learners grasp ...|
|10 percent of what they read|
|20 percent of what they hear|
|30 percent of what they hear with a visual accompaniment|
|50 percent of what they experience with a live demo|
|90 percent of what they experience for themselves via a simulation.|
How to Overcome Math Anxiety?
- Role models especially Women and people of color
- Group talk about a math problem
- Visualize a math problem in more concrete terms
- Discuss the problem in ordinary words
Automation Workz follows these steps in overcoming math anxiety with fun and competition by creating hands-on projects and simulations of typical math word problems on standardized exams. Families remember the math problems and solutions long after they leave.
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Automation Workz is been funded by some forward thinking industry leaders.
Automation Workz has been funded by some forward thinking sponsors.