Do I really need to learn Algebra?

Two students today determined through observation and measurement the mathematical function that correctly inferred target distance based on relative target size. By reporting target size and target offset from center through the MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport) protocol, our Raspberry Pi vision co-processor provided our robot controller with the telemetry needed to center the target by rotating the robot frame, and then move our robot forward to the correct field location. So, if you ever wondered if you will use the math you are taking, the answer is yes! You should have seen these students’ smiles when they realized that the math that they had been learning in class and writing down on paper actually applies and works in our 3D world!