This worksheet is designed to help students understand how we use matrices to represent systems of linear equations. It includes one page (for a SMART Board (TM) ) so that students can see how the "old way" (elimination and/or substitution) compares to the "new way" of using matrices.
I start out class with the student notes page. Once we finish doing the notes together, I have them get to work within their groups on this worksheet.
I use this activity within cooperative groups, and I circulate to make sure they are getting the purpose of the questions.
The file includes spiral review problems.
This worksheet is intended to be written on directly.
Please download the pdf preview file first, so you can see exactly what's included; the product file is a word document, which you may personalize for your students.