HOCKEY PUCK MATH: For Radius, Diameter, Area, Circumference, and Volume

June 27th, 2010 by Brian Nemeth Leave a reply »


I’m a journalism student in college, and math is one of the requirements for not only graduation, but also to help me transfer to a four-year school. There are going to be some situations coming my way involving math, so I had better learn about it now.

Math is all around us, especially in sports. I’m a sports fan, and I especially enjoy watching hockey. I’m curious about how a hockey puck is measured in advanced mathematical terms (Volume, Area and Circumference).

Face it, very few people like math. Math is almost everybody's least-favorite subject in school and in life. But math is all around us.

With this illustrative piece, you will first learn how a puck is measured in area and circumference . Second, you will learn how to measure the ­diameter , so you will know how to determine the radius . Lastly, you will measure the puck by its volume .


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