Classroom Resource: 2:1 Student to Kit Ratio

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Most teachers have found that 2 students to 1 LEGO® MINDSTORMS® kit ratio to be ideal.  The value of learning in teams is well understood, and the hardware/software nature for most robotics projects gives each student ownership of the final product (these roles should be rotated frequently to ensure both student become proficient in hardware and software).  Most teacher have found that when more than 2 students are assigned to a team, this effective dynamic breaks down quickly, with one or more students always "leaning on their shovel" while the other(s) "dig the ditch".