Words Used with Educational Robots

This glossary explains terms used throughout Roamer’s websites.  You can explore the dictionary or discover the terms highlighted in the text.  Put your mouse on the words and the definition will pop up. Make sure you’ve enabled popups on your computer.

  • Yardstick

    Originally a yardstick was a rod one-yard-long.  You'd use yardsticks to find out how long other items were.  People started to use the term to mean any standard they use judging similar items.  Children use the Roamer to picture how many steps they must make their robot move to hit a target.  This develops their estimation skills.