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Matrices and Transformations
In this matrix instructional activity, learners explore and solve problems with matrices by addition, subtraction, multiplication and using linear equations. There are 28 problems with some answers.
Making Connections: Matrices, Graph, Linear Systems
In this set of activities, matrices and equations are explored. They work with matrices using pen and paper as well as graphing calculator. Additionally real-world problems are explored.
Eleventh graders learn how to use a consumer application to discover the algorithm for multiplying matrices. Then they explore the commutative, associative, identity and inverse properties for matrix multiplication.
Codes - Hiding Information with Matrices
Students explore the everyday uses of codes and the role codes have played in national security. They practice using matrices and matrix equations to encode and decode information.
Multiplying Matrices for Fun and Profit
Students explore matrix multiplication to generate new data. In this pre-algebra lesson, students solve problems by computing with matrices. Students explore the concept of matrices in the real-world context of running an ice cream store.
Working With Matrices
Learners solve problems using matrices. In this algebra lesson plan, pupils collect data and use matrices to organize their collected data. They interpret the data in the matrices and relate it to different careers, and use addition, subtraction and multiplication of matrices.
Balancing Equations Using Matrices
In this lesson plan that integrates chemistry and algebra, learners solve systems of equations using matrices. The coefficients required to make chemical reaction balanced need to be determined.
Basic Ideas of Matrices
Two introductory lessons to matrix operations using real-world scenarios. First, an introduction to matrices. Second is addition and subtraction of matrices, and scalar multiplication. There is a practice sheet of problems for each lesson.
In this Algebra II activity, 11th graders determine if matrices are inverses, multiply matrices, and solve matrix equations. The three page activity contains explanation of topic, worked examples, and five practice problems. Answers are not provided.
Lesson 5: Introduction to Matrices
In this matrices lesson, students explore the characteristics of a matrix. They identify columns and rows. Students solve matrix problems. They use a matrix to solve a systems of equations. This seven-page instructional activity contains detailed notes. There are five example problems with notes and answers.
Matrices at the Speed of Light!
Perform operations using matrices in this algebra instructional activity. Middle schoolers add, subtract, and multiply matrices. Additionally, they solve systems of equations using matrices.
Matrices: A Secret Weapon
Students perform operations with matrices. In this algebra lesson, students use cryptography and cryptanalysis to solve problems. They add, subtract, and multiply matrices.
Students explore matrices. Given a particular situation, they discover the make-up and design of a matrix. Students identify examples of rectangular arrays used in real world situations. They solve oral problems in class.
In this Algebra I worksheet, 9th graders use matrices to solve problems and add and subtract matrices. The four page worksheet contains ten problems. Answers are not included.
Dilations with Matrices
Math whizzes explore dilations. They use matrices to perform dilations centered at the origins of triangles and investigate the effect of scale factor on the size relationship between the pre-image and the image of a polygon. A link to all of the various state standards is included.
Matricies: Meadows or Malls?
Students explore the use of matrices and graphing calculators to solve a complex linear programming problem. They test their solutions to determine the best division of land use for the city.
Twelfth graders explore transforming matrices representing figures in the coordinate plane by entering data points of figures such as triangles and quadrilaterals into a matrix. Students dilate, rotate, reflect, and translate the figures by multiplying by translation matrices.
Go over the basics of matrix multiplication, from checking the dimension of the factors, to applying the distributive property. This worksheet includes directions on when and how to multiply matrices, one example, and a few problems your class can work out on their own. Answers not included.
Using Matrices to Enter Data and Perform Operations
Here's a TI step by step guided lesson on matrices. The class enters data into the TI calculator about movie ticket sales and uses matrices as a problem solving tool. They add and multiply matrices to determine profit.
Operating on Matrices
Learners investigate matrices by exploring addition, subtraction and multiplication of matrices. Students find the determinant and inverse of a matrix. The lesson includes a set of practice problems