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Friday, December 25, 2015

The Geometry of Competitive Olympic Fencing

Geometry is essential for the sport of fencing. 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 fencing? 
  2. What spatial perspectives and/or mathematical planes are important for precision? 

The cover of The Geometry of Archery & Fencing, to the right above, features a fencing move. 

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 competitive Olympic fencing are available in the following books from Schottenbauer Publishing:

Geometry Workbooks

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