Out of Left Field

This Out of Left Field lesson plan also includes:

A baseball trajectory and a parabola seem to make the best pair in real-world quadratic applications. Here is a current baseball resource with questions, discussions, and explorations regarding a quadratic function and home run successfulness through major ball parks. The resource comes with teacher guidance and ways to deepen the understanding of the material. 

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CCSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas
  • Check out the extension activities for additional topics and questions
Classroom Considerations
  • The links for the attachments expire after one day
  • Learners should be comfortable with the vertex form of a quadratic function before starting the lesson
Pros
  • Uses real facts about baseball stadiums and home run details
  • Comes with downloadable links to the lesson guide and student worksheet
Cons
  • None