Finding the Best Place for a New Playground
Finding their favorite playground closed forever, what are David and Emma to do? With the help of their neighbor, Kayla, and her dog, Blazer, they set out to solve this problem. Thinking spatially, they apply introductory mapping and basic spatial analysis to solve several puzzles and narrow the best place for siting a new playground. In the end, after experiencing a number of challenges, they partner with others in their community to present their proposal to the town council.
Large, brightly illustrated pages laid out in comic-book style invite readers into the story. In-book activities make them part of this group of problem solvers.
Appropriate for grades 1 through 5, The Playground Problem teaches basic mapping, distance, direction, spatial pattern analysis, and overlay skills.
The Playground Problem is available in print (ISBN: 9781589485686, 40 pages, US$14.99). Both editions can be obtained from most online retailers worldwide. The print edition is also available for purchase at esri.com/esripress or by calling 1-800-447-9778. If outside the United States, visit esri.com/esripressorders for complete ordering options, or visit esri.com/distributors to contact your local Esri distributor. Interested retailers can contact Esri Press book distributor Ingram Publisher Services.
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