ERIC Number: EJ474865
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: 0
The Shape of a Baseball Field.
Eisner, Milton P.
Mathematics Teacher, v86 n5 p366-71 May 1993
Uses conic sections, trigonometric functions, and polar coordinates to solve the problem of determining the shape of a baseball outfield fence, given the distances along the foul lines and to straightaway center field. Graphing programs and calculators are utilized to plot different solutions. (MDH)
Descriptors: Analytic Geometry, Baseball, Calculators, Creative Thinking, Geometric Constructions, Inquiry, Learning Activities, Mathematical Enrichment, Mathematical Formulas, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving, Secondary Education, Secondary School Mathematics, Trigonometry
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Conics; Graphing (Mathematics); Polar Coordinates