Bouncing Off the Walls

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Apply geometry concepts to improve your pool game! Here scholars create the perfect bank shot using angles of incidence and refraction. They create three different options for the same shot.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Show videos of pool (billiard) bank shots; freeze the video to show the measurements of the angles
  • Create different scenarios for different groups of pupils
Classroom Considerations
  • Before introducing the activity, your classes should be familiar with the concepts of angle of incidence and refraction
Pros
  • Incorporates a real-life scenario 
  • Provides an answer key and rubric to aid in planning and scoring
Cons
  • None
Common Core