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The Goal Angle Problem

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Author:Ken Koedinger
Description: Two solutions to the following problem: as you are running down a soccer field with the ball, when is the angle subtended by the goal at its maximum? There is also a sketch illustrating a construction used in one of the solutions (quadrature of the rectangle).

Levels: High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Documents/Sketches/Galleries, Geometer's Sketchpad
Math Topics: Triangles and Other Polygons

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