Explore More Tables

Keep your class rolling right along! Math scholars continue their study of geometric patterns in the second installment of a four-part series of activities based upon a paper pool game. Pairs use their data and observations from the first lesson to guide their predictions of ball position on an expanded set of pool tables.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have teams create a graphical display of the rules they create during the lesson
  • Use the focus questions at the beginning of the activity to check for understanding as you mingle with the class
Classroom Considerations

  • Print enough copies of the data collection worksheet so each pair has their own
  • Keep pupils in the same pairs as the first part of the activity 
Pros

  • Teacher's guide contains a wealth of resources for adjusting the lesson based upon the needs of the class
  • The activity helps students develop strong prediction skills 
Cons

  • The applet for launching the interactive version does not work
Common Core