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Vectors Drive the Boat
By engaging in online activities and direct teacher instruction, high schoolers discover that vectors have both magnitude and direction. There are many fine pdf attachments embedded in this plan which will enhance students' learning, and make implementation of this plan easy for you. The remedial teaching aspect of this plan is also particularly good.
Investigate vectors and learn how to use them. Explore why size and direction, as well as knowing speed and distance, are important components of the vector problems you are trying to solve. This is an extensive instructional activity which includes six different activities, each with examples and problems to solve.
Slope, Vectors, and Wind Pressure
A hands-on lesson plan using the TI-CBR Motion Detector to provide information to graph and analyze. The class uses this information to calculate the slope of motion graphs and differentiate scalar and vector quantities. There is a real-world activity of a Roof Manufacturer's Test in regards to the pitch of roofs, as well as several other real-world scenarios.
Review of Vectors
In this physics worksheet, students complete 50 multiple choice questions on vector addition. They calculate displacement and resultant vectors.
Learning About Properties of Vectors and Vector Sums Using Dynamic Software: Components of a Vector
Students explore the concept of vectors. In this vector activity, students manipulate a car (on a computer) by changing the vector that directs the car. Students drive the car using vectors and try not to crash the car.
MA 371 Homework 1: Vectors
In this vectors worksheet, students solve 7 short answer problems. Students find vectors that are orthogonal. Students solve systems of equations by converting matrices into reduced row echelon form.
High schoolers listen to a lecture and complete a number of problems as they go. There are a variety of examples given and they are guided through the problem solving steps for each of the real-world scenarios regarding the purpose of vectors.
Vectors: Traveling, But in What Direction
High schoolers watch a video of real-world situations regarding speed, direction, velocity, force, etc. and answer questions while viewing. They then practice drawing and using vectors to solve more real-world problems.
Vector Manipulation Unit
Students are introduced to the concept/idea of a vector, what it represents and why they are used. They develop an understanding of what vectors are, how and why they are used.
Here is a math lab that helps young mathematicians understand the real-life meaning for vector addition. By building a model using spring scales and washers as weight, and then calculating the vector addition using two different methods, learners achieve more insight to the trigonometric methods.
Students solve vector problems and identify the x and y coordinates. They determine if the coordinates are positive, negative, or zero. Students solve problems and convert the x and y coordinates to magnitude and direction.
5 Vector Geometry
Young scholars imagine the way lines look. For this vector lesson, students recognize how to find a vector equation, Cartesian equation or perpendicular distance. Young scholars find angles between planes. Students complete an activity with true/false questions.
Learning About Properties of Vectors and Vector Sums Using Dynamic Software
High schoolers explore the concept of vectors and use a computer applet to direct an airplane using vectors. The class should take notice of the effect of wind vectors on the airplane.
Middle schoolers use vector analysis to examine the concept of dead reckoning. They listen to a teacher-led lecture, complete a Vector Voyage Worksheet with the teacher, answer discussion questions, and use the Pythagorean Theorem for speed conversions.
Physics 240: Vectors
In this vectors activity, students determine the magnitude of a vector plus the angle the vector makes with the x and y-axis. Students calculate the displacement vector for a given angle. This activity has 5 problems to solve.
Physics 210:Worksheet 01-Vectors
In this vector worksheet, students answer five questions about dimensionally correct equations, vectors, their magnitude and the angles they make.
Learners are introduced to the bridge building challenge. They perform two labs and work in small groups to finish the vector worksheet. Students review vector additions. They then move onto the Forces on an Inclined Plane Lab. Learners explain what they have gained from the force vectors lab.
Students describe motion by the use of adding vectors to obtain the resultant vector. They comprehend the meaning of a resultant vector. Students identify the difference between the x and y components of vector quantities. Students explain what part of the lesson on vectors was the most benefiical to them.
Students describe a complex path by the use of adding vectors. They comprehend the difference betwee scalar and vector quanitities. Students disucss the naviagation lab. They are explained the procedures for the lab. Students are given note cards so that they can write down what they are still unclear about when adding vector quantities.
Students describe a complex path by the use of adding vectors. They are explained the procedures and rules of the balloon car race. Students are remined that the summary and answers to the questions are due Monday. They are given the balloons for the balloon car races. Students are given the Navigation Lab handout and the instructions as to how to perform the lab.