## Learn about Properties of Vectors and Vector Sums Using Dynamic Software

This example illustrates how using a dynamic geometrical representation can help students develop an understanding of vectors and their properties, as described in the Number and Operations Standard.

**Math
Content**

Students will:

- Manipulate vectors to control the movement of objects.
- Learn that vectors are composed of magnitude and direction.
- Extend their knowledge of number systems to the system of vectors.

### Components of a Vector

9-12

In this lesson, students manipulate a velocity vector to control the movement of a car in a game setting. Students learn that vectors are composed of two components: magnitude and direction.### Sums of Vectors and Their Properties

9-12

This example illustrates how using a dynamic geometrical representation
can help students develop an understanding of vectors and their
properties, as described in the Number and Operations Standard.
Students manipulate a two vectors to control the movement of a plane in
a game-like setting. Students extend their knowledge from the first
lesson to further investigate the system of vectors.