Unit Plan

Right Triangle Sports

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Who knew math could help with sports? An invigorating set of lessons encourages learners to apply right triangles in baseball, volleyball, hockey, football, and soccer. They use the Pythagorean Theorem, Pythagorean triples, special right triangles, and right triangle trigonometry to solve problems.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Collaborate with a physical education teacher for the lessons
Classroom Considerations
  • Some basic materials are necessary for the activities; see lists in the lesson plans
  • It is expected that scholars have extensive experience with right triangles
Pros
  • Includes possibilities for extensions and connections
  • Gives a rubric for the final project (designing a stadium)
Cons
  • None
Common Core