Building & Developing Quantitative Literacy

Leroy D. Santos, Mathematics, Performance Learning Center High School

Curriculum Unit (pdf)


This unit is designed to be taught in common core math 1, and the focus is on quadratics. In this unit, the students will start with an activity playing corn hole. After they play the game, they will begin to think about the mathematics behind the game, focusing on the motion of the bean bag.  As we study the other concepts in the quadratics unit, we will frequently make references to the corn hole game, as well as make connections to other games and activities that have a similar motion.