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Media Clips
Media Clips: Mosquitoes // Pythagorean Baseball

John Donovan // Gregory D. Foley and Thomas R. Butts; Edited by Louis Lim, Lionel Garrison, and Chris Bolognese 

May 2014, Volume 107, Issue 9, Page 648

Abstract:
Students analyze items from the media to answer mathematical questions related to the article. This month’s clips examine why raindrops do not crush mosquitoes and feature an application of the Pythagorean theorem to baseball. The mathematics involved includes dimensional analysis, ratio and proportion, and the Pythagorean theorem.

Keywords:
Article
Grades 9-12
Teacher
Ratios / Proportions