The Pangea Mat & Cutter allows students to explore the role of data and models in science. For many, it replaces a cut-out activity wherein a photocopy of the continents is cut up and Pangea is reassembled. Instead of 20 minutes to get to Pangea, the Pangea Mat & Cutter allows access in less than 5 minutes, allowing time for discussions.
Number of middle school students that have used the tool since 2012:
Number of TCU undergraduates on the creative team: 7
Number of states where the tool is being used: 14
Number of school districts where the tool is being used:
Number of classrooms where the tool is being used:
Number of cutters manufactured: 20,000
Number of placemats manufactured: 90,000
Nations: Austria, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Serbia, South Africa, United Kingdom (Scotland & England)
The videos for the Pangea Mat & Cutter are available in spanish.
From the 2014 NSTA in Boston the tool went international: Austria, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Serbia, South Africa, United Kingdom (Scotland & England)
The creative team included students, staff, and faculty.