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Spring 2007


This user’s guide is intended as a companion for FIRST Robotics: The Curriculum. This curriculum was initially developed by Simon Helmore, a 3-year FIRST student and 4-year mentor, as part of an Education project at Olin College in the spring of 2007. While other resources for educating FIRST students exist, they tend to be content focused rather than pedagogy focused. These plans focus less on enumerating content and instead walk the instructor through a lesson, including questions, demonstrations, educational analogies, and example problems. Each lesson is designed for an hour an a half time block, but could probably be worked into two 45-minute blocks for a classroom setting.