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Tricky Tables (MatheMUSEments!)

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Author:Ivars Peterson (Math Muse for Kids)
Description: 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)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Articles
Math Topics: Euclidean Plane Geometry, Conic Sections and Circles, Sports

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