Bank Shot

This Bank Shot activity & project also includes:

Bank on geometry to line up the shot. The resource asks the class to determine the location to bank a cue ball in a game of billiards. Using their knowledge, class members determine where to hit the bumper to make a shot and discuss their approach with classmates.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Lead a discussion on how geometry can be beneficial in a variety of games
  • Investigate finding bank angles
Classroom Considerations

  • The class should be comfortable with similar triangles, transformations, and coordinate geometry
Pros

  • Discusses different approaches students can take
  • Provides reasoning for suggested instructional actions
Cons

  • None