ALEX Lesson Plans
Subject: English Language Arts (12), or English Language Arts (12), or Mathematics (9 - 12)
Title: Swim the Open Sea: Analyzing Dual Vectors
Description: Students will explore the accomplishment and societal repercussions of Gertrude Ederle being the first woman to swim the English Channel. They will also model vectors representing the currents she had to face to accomplish these goals.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.
Thinkfinity Lesson Plans
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
Vector Investigation: Boat to the Island
This is an interactive tool that explores vector operations and the magnitude of a vector in the context of a problem pertaining to the motion of a boat.