ALEX Lesson Plans 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.   Thinkfinity Lesson Plans Subject: MathematicsTitle: Sums of Vectors and Their Properties      Add Bookmark 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: IlluminationsGrade Span: 9,10,11,12Subject: MathematicsTitle: Learning about Properties of Vectors and Vector Sums Using Dynamic Software      Add Bookmark 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: IlluminationsGrade Span: 9,10,11,12Subject: Mathematics,ScienceTitle: Orbiting Satellites      Add Bookmark 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: IlluminationsGrade Span: 6,7,8