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What do the cornhole game and math have in common? A lot more than meets the eye!

May 16, 2013

In Ms. Duncan’s Project Based Learning math class, we were challenged to construct a Cornhole game.  Through this process we learned math skills like:

  • estimation

  • measurement

  • finding angles

  • locating the diameter, radius, and circumference of a circle

  • communication with group members

  • time management

  • teamwork

  • scale

  • changing measurements in order to put into a scale

We learned what tools, lumber, hardware, paint, and supplies we needed to make the Cornhole game.  Our Marketing team called local businesses to find out prices of materials, asked for donations, and helped us publicize our project.


Parents and volunteers donated their time and helped us learn how to construct the Cornhole games. We want to thank all of the adults that helped us with the cutting, constructing, and painting of the boards.


How many bean bags can be made from a yard of fabric?  What items do we use to fill the bean bags?  How do we sew the bean bags so the rice doesn’t come out when we play the game? We have answered all of these questions in order to make the correct Cornhole game for you.

Please be sure to visit the Farmer’s Market in downtown Plymouth on Saturday, May 18 to see our finished Project Base Learning cornhole projects.  We will be selling the sets for $70.00.


Come and see us!

Ms. Duncan’s Class, Lincoln Junior High

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