Closest to the Pin

3 Act Math

Act 1

1. Which ball is closest to the hole?
2. Write down a guess.

This task is part of the warm up for a larger Geometry lesson about calculating distance between 2 points.

Act 2

3. What information would be useful to figure this out?
4. Write down some questions you have in your head right now.

Act 2 Closest to Pin

Act 3

Common Core Standards
Use coordinates to compute perimeters of polygons and areas of triangles and rectangles, e.g., using the distance formula.
derive and use the distance, slope, and midpoint formulas to verify geometric relationships, including congruence of segments and parallelism or perpendicularity of pairs of lines


2 thoughts on “Closest to the Pin

  1. I measured the distance for ball one I got 1.8 cm and for ball two I got 1.4

    You can also think about it because ball two seems more straighter and narrower path near the flag and ball one has more diagonal path which could lead to the wind curve its angel.

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