So it was definitely a struggle trying to connect the digital dino project to my classroom. I teach 6th grade math. We struggled for a bit but came up with the idea

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Art by Andrey Atuchin. A RESTORATION OF NASUTOCERATOPS WALKING THROUGH PREHISTORIC UTAH.

to use coordinate grids. So we took four different Ceratopsians (which means horned dinosaur) to have the students compare. We placed their skulls on a coordinate grid. This is going to tie into my curriculum really well because students have to be able to name and label points on a coordinate plane and determine the distance between points. All of that occurs in our DiScreen Shot 2016-08-20 at 2.33.55 PMgital Dinos project. What makes it even more interesting is that students will actually be preparing themselves to collect the data that is needed to help Jason in his quest for data on dinosaurs’ snouts.

I am super excited for them to complete these activities.

 

Classroom Connection

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