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Saturday, January 2, 2016

The Geometry of Ice Skating

Geometry is essential for ice skating. 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 figure skating, hockey, and speed skating? 
  2. What spatial perspectives and/or mathematical planes are important for precision? 

The cover of The Geometry of Figure Skating, to the right above, features a skater 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 ice skating are available in the following books from Schottenbauer Publishing:

Geometry Workbooks

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