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Subject: Mathematics (9 - 12)
Title: Vectors Drive the Boat
Description: Using a combination of online exploration and teacher instruction students will discover that vectors have both magnitude and direction.  They will be able to use vectors to represent problem situations.  Students will also be will be able to perform basic operations on vectors.  


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Subject: Mathematics
Title: Sums of Vectors and Their Properties     
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from Illuminations, students manipulate a velocity vector to control the movement of an object in a gamelike setting. In the process, they extend their knowledge of number systems to the system of vectors.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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Subject: Mathematics
Title: Learning about Properties of Vectors and Vector Sums Using Dynamic Software     
Description: In this two-lesson unit, from Illuminations, students manipulate a velocity vector to control the movement of an object in a gamelike setting. They develop an understanding that vectors are composed of both magnitude and direction, and extend their knowledge of number systems to the system of vectors.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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Subject: Mathematics,Science
Title: Orbiting Satellites     
Description: In this lesson, from Illuminations, students explore the concept of orbits, specifically the connection of Earth-orbiting satellites to the study of the environment. Both geometric and algebraic concepts are presented to students in this application of science and mathematics to a real-world situation.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: 6,7,8



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Math in Basketball
http://www.thirteen....
Basketball player Elton Brand describes how he became an NBA star, then presents a challenge about the math behind the perfect free throw shot.

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The Moving Man
http://phet.colorado...
Learn about position, velocity, and acceleration graphs. Move the little man back and forth with the mouse and plot his motion. Set the position, velocity, or acceleration and let the simulation move the man for you.

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