Tricky Tables (MatheMUSEments!)
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|Ivars Peterson (Math Muse for Kids)|
|The shape of a billiard table has a lot to do with the types of shots you can make in a game of billiards. Which of the odd tables pictured do you think would be your best bet for hitting another ball? Suppose you have a circular table, or a rectangular table with a large round object in the middle... after many bounces it is hard to say where a ball or puck will end up!|
|Levels:||Late Elem. (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|
|Math Topics:||Euclidean Plane Geometry, Conic Sections and Circles, Sports|
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