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Learn about Properties of Vectors and Vector Sums Using Dynamic Software

9-12
Number and Operations
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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.  

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Number and Operations

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.
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Number and Operations

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.