3rd to 5th, 6th to 8th, High School
This applet allows you to investigate the game of Paper Pool.
The game of Paper Pool is played by hitting a ball from a corner. The ball then bounces around the table until it lands in a pocket.
To put the ball in motion, click anywhere on the table. Click anywhere on the table again to reset.
The sliders for Length and Width adjust the size of the table. The slider for Speed indicates how fast the ball will travel.
Explore tables of various size. How many hits occur before the ball reaches a pocket? And how is the number of hits related to the size of the table?
When the applet first opens, a 5 × 3 table is shown. Click anywhere on the table to see how many hits occur and the pocket in which the ball lands.
Continue to adjust the Length and Width to explore tables of other sizes.