My rookie team faced pretty serious navigation challenges two years ago, so they did the missions that were close to base. We found that if we drove to the other end of the table, the robot would get lost. My advice would be to start close to base and work your way out. That lets the kids start working on attachments, etc without spending lots of time being frustrated by navigation. Once they can get the easy missions close to base, start expanding out.
Navigating the board is a challenge, and this year is no exception. I would look at ev3lessons.com
for their tutorials on driving straight, turning, and aligning on lines. What I found was that a bunch of 4th graders didn't have the attention span to really understand some of the finer topics needed for precise navigation. I think they finally 'got' it when they saw the other robots at the tournament. Until then it was all a bit abstract. First year is for learning... just make it fun and try to get them to come back next year!
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