Q: What sport involves MATH, GEOMETRY, TRIGONOMETRY, PHYSICS and MATERIAL SCIENCE?
A: Any sport that involves a cue, balls and a table.
Yep, that’s right. Pool, Billiards and Snooker are not only a great way to get kids away from the small screen and physically active; cue sports are also a great way for kids to experience STEM in action.
Your students won’t just get the recreational benefit of positive physical and social interaction when you bring them along to the Ballroom ; they will also benefit from being hooked in to the magic of motion and friction, vectors and trajectories, angles and estimates.
Moving from the white board to the pool table
Cue sports will entice even the most reluctant of your students into STEM without them realising. A game involves the subconscious calculation of distances, power, speed and angles to ascertain exact points and directions. Cue/ball/cushion/pocket – Now that’s fundamental geometry, classical mechanics and material science all rolled into one!
Check out some of these websites for lesson ideas.
The Elliptical Pool Table: A Mathematician’s Dream
Pool Table Geometry
Billiard Ball Problem
Why not book a time to bring your classroom to Cue Club, and get your students into a little recreational STEM. Sharpening minds, developing skills and having fun is what it’s all about.
the Ballroom is a clean safe environment for students so talk to us about putting a tournament together.