A special snooker table is the basis for this investigation from Subtangent. There are only four pockets on the table and you can only play the ball at 450 to the sides of the table. The ball begins from a given corner of the table and keeps moving until it hits a pocket. The number of bounces is recorded. Initially a table of five by three squares is used but these dimensions are variable. Students could begin this task using squared paper, before progressing to the Flash file where their results can be checked and further results predicted and recorded. Using the data they have collected students should be able to find a general solution for the number of bounces on any size of table.