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Description: Developers of geographic information systems (GIS). Math education books include GIS Tutorial, Fun with Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and the series Our World, which features software, lessons, data, and assessments. ESRI's ArcLessons library freely offers lessons such as Measuring the Circumference of the Earth with GPS; Geocaching; GPS & Heron's Algorithm; Travel Time to Major Cities; Analyzing Water Use with GIS; Investigating Extreme Temperatures in the USA; and On the Road Again (Transportation Analysis of the USA). ESRI's Storytelling with Maps combines story maps with web applications to incorporate text, multimedia, and interactive functions about the Battle of Gettysburg, most visited National Parks, renewable energy, world's largest ports, hiking the Appalachian Trail (AT), STEM education, refugee camps, March Madness, the Moore (OK) tornado, bats, the US's largest malls, the Gaza Strip, Thanksgiving dinner, the impact of Superstorm Sandy, precinct results of US Presidential elections, worst hurricanes, marriage equality, endangered species, Mars, Olympic medals and torch relay, population, global crop production, the High Line Park (NY), obesity and diabetes, the fate of Titanic passengers, health care, watersheds, diversity, Irish surnames, unemployment, the uninsured, cell phones, housing prices, and a host of geography treasure hunts. See also their tour of nine interesting ZIP codes from around the country in celebration of the US Postal Service's 50th anniversary of the Zone Improvement Plan.

Levels: Elementary, Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Audiovisuals, Commercial Businesses, Field Trips, Reference Sources, Web Interactive/Java
Math Topics: Number Sense/About Numbers, Geography, Social Sciences

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