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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.
Thinkfinity Lesson Plans
Subject:
Mathematics
Title:
Vector Investigation: Boat to the Island
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Description:
In this student interactive, from Illuminations, students '' drive'' a boat by adjusting the magnitude and direction of a velocity vector. The goal is to land the boat on the island without hitting the walls.
Thinkfinity Partner:
Illuminations
Grade Span:
6,7,8,9,10,11,12
Subject:
Mathematics
Title:
Sums of Vectors and Their Properties
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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
Subject:
Mathematics
Title:
Learning about Properties of Vectors and Vector Sums Using Dynamic Software
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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
Subject:
Mathematics,Science
Title:
Learning about Properties of Vectors and Vector Sums Using Dynamic Software: Components of a Vector
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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.
Thinkfinity Partner:
Illuminations
Grade Span:
9,10,11,12