Teaching with Fable
The system grows with the pupils
At schools, Fable can be used by pupils aged 8 and upwards until they leave. After this, Fable can be used at high schools, vocational colleges and technical schools. Fable is also perfect for continuing training in industry. Fable can also be used in teaching at university level, for example signal processing and artificial intelligence.
Pupils have different personal interests and experience. Using Fable you can differentiate teaching by letting pupils work with simple or more complicated robot problems. Fable comes with different programming tools that can be used by pupils with different levels of experience.
When programming the robot, pupils learn in practice how to gradually break down and reduce complex problems into simpler sub-problems. Pupils will also learn that there is no defeat in making a mistake; this is an entirely natural and desirable part of learning and other innovation work. Pupils will enjoy a natural sense of achievement when they locate and correct an error in their own program. In this way, pupils learn how to work iteratively and how to manage complexity. They learn to start simply and gradually, and to use an experimenting methodology that enables them to develop refined and complex solutions.
With Fable, I saw that pupils could independently even set rather difficult problems for themselves, which they were much more motivated to deal with.
Mathematics with Fable
You can use Fable for maths in many ways and at many levels. For example, you can use a joint module fitted with a laser pointer to teach geometry.
Mathematical models have to be set up to calculate the angles that the joint’s motors have to follow to get the laser dot to trace a specific geometrical figure.