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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] Login to rate this resource
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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.