Sports and Geometry
Understand why geometry is important by seeing the connections between sports and geometry.
Students will recognize
the various shapes in sports (their fields, their equipment, their rules…).
angles, arches, measurement, and shapes in sports.
the concepts of size, speed, and weight as they apply to sports.
Layouts of a
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Athletic Field Dimensions
Sports Court and Field Dimensions
Sport and Activity Dimension Index
Note: A standard tournament-play pool table is 4.5 x 9 feet.
Arrange students into groups of 3 or 4 students. Ask each group to choose a sporting
event from the list of field layouts you’ve made available.
Challenge students to use the field layouts to identify geometry concepts in those
sports/activities. They should identify the various shapes in their sport field and the
tools/equipment of the sport too.
They will create a miniature version of the field layout and plan a presentation that
shares with the other groups how geometry plays a role in the sport.
You might use a presentation rubric to grade student presentations.
Perhaps students will use the rubric to grade their peers and/or themselves.
Extension activity: Discuss the importance of why standards are set for sports playing areas.
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