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.
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Investigating Properties of Parallelograms
Given different parallelograms, geometers make conjectures about their properties. They then work in small groups to prove (or disprove) their conjectures. The activity provides many opportunities for making conjectures and critiquing...
7th - 10th Math CCSS: Designed
Vectors in the Coordinate Plane
Examine the meaning and purpose of vectors. Use the lesson to teach your classes how find the magnitude of a vector and what it represents graphically. Your pupils will also combine vectors to find a resultant vector and interpret its...
11th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
Vectors, What Even Are They? | Essence of Linear Algebra, Chapter 1
Take a look at vectors as geometric objects and then as an algebraic concept. The second video in a series of 15 introduces the vector using three perspectives: the physics, computer science, and mathematical. The resource shows the...
10 mins 11th - Higher Ed Math CCSS: Adaptable
Learning About Properties of Vectors and Vector Sums Using Dynamic Software: Components of a Vector
Students explore the concept of vectors. In this vector lesson, 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.
10th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Vector Multiplied by a Scalar: Boat Race
Find the right number of vectors to get to the finish line. Using a boat race scenario, pupils add multiples of the same vector together. The scholars use scalar multiplication to speed up the boats in an exciting race to the finish.
11th - Higher Ed Math CCSS: Designed
Two-Dimensional Vectors: River Ferry and Current Vectors
Fight against the current. Pupils explore the resulting path when they are crossing a river while being pushed downstream by the current. Using vector notation, learners express the speed and direction of a ferry. They finish by...
11th - Higher Ed Math CCSS: Adaptable