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Media4Math Library: Algebra Applications: Dinosaur Footprints

Description: Paleontologists rely on fossils to learn about dinosaurs. They also rely on certain algebraic concepts to help them estimate the sizes of dinosaurs based on the measurements of dinosaur footprints. In this activity, walk students through the solution of several proportions to estimate the sizes of different dinosaurs.

Grade Range: 6-12, college developmental math

Curriculum Standards: CCSS.Math. Content. 6.RP.A.3, CCSS.Math. Content. 7.RP.A.2, CCSS.Math. Content. 8.EE.B.5, CCSS.Math. Content. HSG-SRT.A.2

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