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Mathematical Exploration
Mathematical Explorations: What If We Were Built Like the Dinosaurs?

Sarah Fuentes; Patricia Garruto; Fran Lockard 

November 2007, Volume 13, Issue 4, Page 249


An activity about dinosaurs, compared with humans, focused on teaching measurement. 

Mathematical Explorations are hands-on, open-ended activities that encourage problem solving, reasoning, communication, and mathematical connections. Mathematical Explorations is a regular feature of Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School and highlights activities that develop conceptual understanding of mathematics topics.  Activity sheets are included.


Grades 6-8
Connections / Applications
Lesson Plans
Ratios / Proportions
Weight / Mass