Educational robotics (ER) have demonstrated their positive effect in introducing scientific concepts. This paper presents an innovative approach to introduce arithmetic to elementary school students, with the aid of a social robot-assistant. The proposed innovative approach is a game-based learning activity, specially designed for K-12 educational curriculum in-line with modern pedagogical learning theories. The aim of this work is to investigate the effectiveness of robotics in education. The application of collaborative teaching between robot and teacher, revealed that the presence of the robot increases the engagement during the course, enhances the understanding of mathematical concepts, computational and logical thinking and contributes to the improvement of cognitive skills of children.
E. Vrochidou, A. Najoua, C. Lytridis, M. Salonidis, V. Ferelis, G. Papakostas, “Social robot NAO as a self-regulating didactic mediator: a case study of teaching/learning numeracy”, Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Software, Telecommunications and Computer Networks (SoftCOM 2018), Symposium on: Robotic and ICT assisted wellbeing, Split, Croatia, 13-15 September 2018