Solving Equations Involving Linear Transformations of the Coordinate Plane

How can matrices help us solve linear systems? Learners explore this question as they apply their understanding of transformation matrices to linear systems. They discover the inverse matrix and use it to solve the matrix equation resulting in the solution of the system.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Incorporate the scaffolding suggestions as differentiation tools
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners should understand the process of using matrices to represent transformations
  • Requires graphing calculators or similar technology
Pros

  • Includes both an opening and closing exercise with a worked-out answer key
  • Builds on previous knowledge when developing the new concepts
Cons

  • None