Grab your soccer ball and calculator and get ready to delve into the numbers and maths behind the world's most popular sport. Whether you call it soccer or football, "the beautiful game" wouldn't be the popular game it is without numbers. From the clock counting up the seconds to getting your feet at the right angle for the perfect dribble, this book reveals the ways digits and maths are part of the game. Read about soccer greats from all over the world racking up points, championships, and even Olympic medals. Find out how goalies use geometry to guard the net and check out cool graphics that show the probability of whether a goalie will be able to stop a penalty kick. Jam-packed with sports trivia, awesome photos, and fun activities at the end of every chapter, soccer fans everywhere will get a kick out of this number-focused look at the game.

(9781426339233)

SKU 9781426339233
Publisher Harpercollins Publishers Australia
Imprint National Geographic - US
Date Published 3/02/2021
Number of Pages 128
Audience Range Children's / Teenage
Genre Reference works (Children's / Teenage)
Format Hardback

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