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Author:Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
Description: It's that time of year again (at least in North America), when the thoughts of many sports fans turn to baseball. Over the years, the game has also attracted the attention of mathematicians and statisticians intrigued by the rules, geometric considerations, and record-keeping endemic to the sport. Consider the leather or vinyl cover of the baseball itself...

Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Articles
Math Topics: Higher-Dimensional Geometry, Conic Sections and Circles

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