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Educators need something that is accessible enough for a new user to pick up quickly, engaging enough to keep students excited, and versatile enough to encourage creative thinking. The study of robotics has risen to the top as one of the most effective solutions to this need – and for over ten years, no robotics platform has proven more suitable for classroom use than VEX V5.

VEX V5 is more than an integrated system of motors, wheels, metal, and sensors that can be used to build or program robots. It’s an established classroom companion for STEM learning in middle and high school. It’s a tool to help students understand crucial problem-solving concepts. It’s a catalyst to help students discover a passion that could continue to drive them through college, a career, or even the rest of their life.

VEX classes aren't solely meant to train future engineers. They provide a framework for teaching everything from math and computer science to life skills like teamwork and project management.

"I love the student's enthusiasm when working through VEX Robotics assignments. The levels of ambition and the evolution of creation is awe inspiring. The students teach themselves more than I could imagine in any given challenge."

 

- Carole LePauloue

High School STEM Teacher

"VEX has given my students opportunities to create robots that Jumpstart their path into college and careers."

 

 

 

- Adam Shroyer

High School Robotics and Automation Teacher

"Robotics truly engages the students as they learn about physics, electronics, team work, project management, and collaboration. This is a truly motivating platform for allowing students to be involved in a real world experience where people work together toward a common goal from many disciplines."

- Sandra Rossi

High School Pre-Engineering Teacher

In the Classroom

With more schools adopting robotics as a platform to enhance STEM and Computer Science courses, teachers need a solution to seamlessly integrate curriculum, programming software, and hardware into the classroom.

Hands-on curriculum options from Robomatter and Project Lead the Way (PLTW) give educators the tools that they need to help students develop problem-solving skills and learn programming fundamentals

The FREE project-based VEX V5 Curriculum teaches the engineering design process in a hands-on manner that helps teachers to challenge, motivate, and inspire their students

The process of building a robot naturally incorporates many STEM lessons and applications, lessons that students will begin to automatically apply as they advance through the program

STEM Labs

Robosoccer

Get Creative with the design of your robot in Robosoccer!

Engineering

Ages 12 - 18 | 45 - 275 min | Beginner

Speedy Delivery

Program a robot to navigate a warehouse and to prepare packages for delivery.

Programming

Ages 12 - 18 | 45 - 345 min | Intermediate

To Do, or Not To Do

Program your robot to act on conditionals and create a User Interface (UI).

Programming

Ages 12 - 18 | 45 - 285 min | Intermediate

VEXcode

VEXcode Text provides students with an authentic programming experience as they become more experienced programmers. Students will use the same tools and programming languages that professionals use every day. Students will develop their coding skills, acquire workforce readiness, and develop their identity as a programmer. VEXcode allows your VEX robot to become an engine of invention, only limited by our creativity and imagination.

Drive Forward is the new Hello World

From elementary school through college, VEXcode is a coding environment that meets students at their level. The intuitive layout of VEXcode allows students to get started quickly and easily. VEXcode is consistent across Blocks and Text, across VEX IQ and VEX V5. As students progress from elementary, middle, and high school, they never have to learn a different blocks, code, or toolbar interface. As a result, students can focus on creating with technology, not trying to navigate a new layout.

Classroom to Competition

In the VEX Robotics Competition, presented by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation, teams of students are tasked with designing and building a robot to play against other teams in a game-based engineering challenge. Classroom STEM concepts are put to the test as students learn lifelong skills in teamworkleadershipcommunications, and more. Tournaments are held year-round at the regional, state, and national levels and culminate at the VEX Robotics World Championship each April!

The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation seeks to increase student interest and involvement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by engaging students in hands-on sustainable and affordable curriculum-based robotics engineering programs across the U.S. and internationally.

In addition to operating and supporting competitions for some of the world’s leading robotics platforms and organizations, including VEX, TSA, and BEST Robotics, the foundation also provides program support and

workshops focused on technology and professional development for educators. The REC Foundation is a US-registered 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization.

For more information, visit the REC Foundation website at http://www.roboticseducation.org.