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Friday, December 25, 2015

The Geometry of Snow Sports

Geometry is essential for snow sports. Take a moment to write down a few ways in which geometry affects the precision of the sport. 

Discussion Questions
  1. What data is necessary to collect in order to understand the role of geometry in snow sports? 
  2. What spatial perspectives and/or mathematical planes are important for precision? 

The cover of The Geometry of Winter Olympic Sports, to the right above, features a cross-country skier in action. 

Discussion Questions
  1. What angles can be measured on the diagram, in order to understand the accuracy of technique?  
  2. Is any essential information missing from the picture? What is necessary in order to measure that information?

Geometry diagrams featuring snow sports are available in the following book from Schottenbauer Publishing:

Geometry Workbooks

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