Tool:
Paper Pool Tool 
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Description: 
This applet allows users to explore the game of Paper Pool in which a ball leaves a corner at 45 degrees and continues on until landing in a pocket. 
Technology Type: 
Java Applet  
Author: 
NCTM: Illuminations 
Language: 
English  
Cost: 
Does not require payment for use 

Average Rating: 
[9]

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Lesson Plans: 
Learn the Game 

Which Pocket? 

How Many Hits? 

Graphical Representations for the Number of Hits 

Wrapping It Up 
Courses: 
Math 5 
Least common multiple, Ratios, Proportions 
 Math 6 
Least common multiple, Ratios, Proportions 
 Math 7 
Least common multiple, Ratio and proportion 
 Geometry 
Modeling and applications 

Developer Review (Not based on classroom experience)
Reviewer: mcc36, Oct 17 2006 08:48:14:713AM 
Appropriate for: introduction to a concept 
Ability to meet my goals: Effective 
Recommended for: Math 5: Ratio and proportion Math 6: Ratio and proportion 

Student Review (Based on classroom experience)
Reviewer: rao23, Oct 16 2006 05:52:14:913PM 
What did you learn? I learned how different dimensions can create the same amount of hits 
Recommended for: Probability & Statistics: Probability 

Developer Review (Not based on classroom experience)
Reviewer: Greg7, Oct 16 2006 05:04:55:597PM 
Appropriate for: introduction to a concept, applications of a concept or technique, advanced investigations 
Ability to meet my goals: Effective 
Recommended for: Trigonometry: Working with Angles 

Developer Review (Not based on classroom experience)
Reviewer: iris08, Oct 16 2006 01:34:13:003PM 
Appropriate for: introduction to a concept 
Ability to meet my goals: Neutral 
Recommended for: Math 6: Ratio and proportion 
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lanius 
Comment:  I love this problem. It's fun; it's interesting to think about; it could be approached on a lot of different levels; and it's great problem solving. 

rao23 
Comment:  To me this is to hard to understand. 

Louri 
Comment:  Great activity for area, reinforcing multiplication, perimeter in a fun way. At the same time that you are introducing other elements  patterns. 
