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Science of NHL Hockey: Hockey Geometry
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Science of NHL Hockey: Hockey Geometry

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Subject MathGeometry
Grade Level Grades 6-12
Resource Type Handout
Standards Alignment
Common Core State Standards
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About This Lesson

From the passes NHL players make to their teammates, to the shots they take to score, players in every position are constantly using geometry when playing the game. The lines, angles and curves on the ice are also examined. "Science of NHL Hockey" is a 10-part video series produced in partnership with the National Science Foundation and the National Hockey League.

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NHL_LP_Wk_5_MS_HockGeometry.docx

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February 13, 2020
25.52 KB

NHL_LP_Wk_5_HS_HockGeometry.docx

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February 13, 2020
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Standards

Apply concepts of density based on area and volume in modeling situations (e.g., persons per square mile, BTUs per cubic foot).
Understand that shapes in different categories (e.g., rhombuses, rectangles, and others) may share attributes (e.g., having four sides), and that the shared attributes can define a larger category (e.g., quadrilaterals). Recognize rhombuses, rectangles, and squares as examples of quadrilaterals, and draw examples of quadrilaterals that do not belong to any of these subcategories.
Explain and use the relationship between the sine and cosine of complementary angles.
Construct the inscribed and circumscribed circles of a triangle, and prove properties of angles for a quadrilateral inscribed in a circle.

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