For this project, we got the privilege of playing pool!! I know, I know, it’s a little weird to play pool in the classroom, but trust me, it involves a lot of math!! Basically, we have to use mathematics to prove which hole the billiard ball will land in. The formula is…
12 x 6 playing board 12 & 6’s highest common factor is 6 12 goes into 6 twice 6 goes into 6 once 1+2=3 take away 2 it will bounce once
First, you start with the ball in the bottom left corner, then you hit the ball on a 45 degree angle. After that, the ball will bounce once (for a 12 x 6 grid, if you did it right) Finally, after you’ve mastered the formula, you can make one to find the hole it will bounce into. it was hard to come up with the formula because it took so many tries and time.
I learnt that a formula is an equation that works to get an answer for any number, and the easiest way to prove one, is to work with a partner and record in your book.