# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Forensic Technology Task 2098081622

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Determine a subject’s height by analyzing the long bones of the body.

Definition

Determination of height should include measurements of the long bones and the application of stature estimation formulas based on race and gender.

Process/Skill Questions

  • Why should a forensic anthropologist use more than one bone to determine height?
  • Why would you need to determine the gender of remains before calculating height?
  • What other factors could affect a person’s height?

Related Standards of Learning

Mathematics

A.4

The student will solve
  1. multistep linear and quadratic equations in one variables algebraically;
  2. quadratic equations in one variables algebraically;
  3. literal equations for a specified variable;
  4. systems of two linear equations in two variables algebraically and graphically; and
  5. practical problems involving equations and systems of equations.

Other Related Standards

ITEEA National Standards

10. The Role of Troubleshooting, Research and Development, Invention and Innovation, and Experimentation in Problem Solving

 

14. Medical Technologies