This is a stand alone Unit on the basics of mathematical vector analysis. The Unit contains detailed instruction and worksheets for solving vector problems using algebra and trigonometry, set out in a methodical format. Additionally, the Teacher packet included contains detailed solutions to the worksheets, a Vocabulary Test, and a Unit Test. I have attempted to format the unit as a textbook chapter with a Sudent Packet containing instruction and worksheets supplemented with a Teacher Packet containing solutions and tests.
Current curricula is lacking in an emphasis on vector analysis. This results in greater struggles for students when studying motion in 2-D, projectiles, forces, and momentum. Taking a week to thoroughly review vector analysis will save time in the 2-Dimensional study of Physics.
Students return to thank me every year for my treatment of vectors. They tell me their college classmates fall behind in the two dimensional analysis of Calculus Based College Physics, but they are able to fully comprehend the topics because of my emphasis on vectors.