10/21/2013

Students at an Arizona charter school are learning math concepts such as the Pythagorean theorem and isosceles and right triangles, in part, by analyzing the angles on baseball fields. As part of a program created last fall, students are asked to map the geometry of a Major League Baseball field, then measure the dimensions of their own fields for comparison. "The idea is if you interact with the math, you begin to understand it much better," said Ricardo Valerdi, an associate professor at the University of Arizona and creator of the program.

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