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Subject: Mathematics
Title: Components of a Vector
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 develop an understanding that vectors are composed of both magnitude and direction.
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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.
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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.
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Thinkfinity Interactive Games

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Subject: Mathematics,Science
Title: Learning about Properties of Vectors and Vector Sums Using Dynamic Software: Components of a Vector
Description: This e-example from Illuminations illustrates how using a dynamic geometrical representation can help students develop an understanding of vectors and their properties. Students manipulate a velocity vector to control the movement of an object in a gamelike setting. In this part, Components of a Vector, students will develop an understanding that vectors are composed of both magnitude and direction. In the second part, Sums of Vectors and Their Properties, students extend their knowledge of number systems to the system of vectors. e-Math Investigations are selected e-examples from the electronic version of the Principles and Standards of School Mathematics (PSSM). The e-examples are part of the electronic version of the PSSM document. Given their interactive nature and focused discussion tied to the PSSM document, the e-examples are natural companions to the i-Math investigations.
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