As part of a mathematics class, I have to identify sports played on a square, not rectangular, playing surface. For example, basketball and football are both played on a rectangular field.

The following sports are not allowed as answers for this assignment: jiu jitsu, taekwondo, boxing, wrestling, four square, baseball, and chess. It must be a physical, contact sport.

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    I don't understand how this can be part of a mathematics class.
    – Bernhard
    Commented Apr 4, 2018 at 6:53
  • Here's some hints: jiu jitsu, taekwondo, boxing and wrestling are all in one category of sports. Find some more sports in that category. Next: if chess counts as a sport, then look at similar games. There's also a sport very similar to baseball.
    – Philip Kendall
    Commented Apr 4, 2018 at 10:54
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    @Bernhard, its because the teacher was telling us about how a square is always a rectangle but a rectangle is not always a square or vice versa, I forget which way it is. Commented Apr 4, 2018 at 18:13

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In cricket, the pitch that is played on is prepared on a square of carefully cultivated grass, it is also sometimes called the cricket square.

  • It is by name but the playable pitch is rectangular. The "square" comes from having a number of rectangular pitches placed side by side so that they have time to recover / grow grass and prepared for future matches
    – aqwert
    Commented Apr 5, 2018 at 23:04
  • The ground in cricket is often a circle or odd ellipse. The pitch is only a small part of it.
    – Nij
    Commented Apr 6, 2018 at 20:29

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