Literature Based Arithmetic

The Dinosaur Who Lived in My Backyard

The Dinosaur Who Lived in My Backyard

B.G. Hennessy



A little boy discusses how the dinosaurs used to live in his backyard.  He compares life then to life now.  He also estimates sizes of a dinosaur and its egg.


Talk about estimation, that it is a guess.  This is sort of like a hypothesis in science.  Then, have your students pick 3 items in the room to estimate how long or tall they may be.


Measure the 3 items that your student picked and note the actual size using a ruler or measuring tape.