What a great time I had with this entry level lesson on Vectors!
* Students define the term "vector" in their own words
* Students explain the meaning of magnitude
* Students learn the symbols for vectors
* Students learn to calculate magnitude using a familiar formula previously learned
* Students learn how to write vectors in "component form"
* Students learn about the direction of vectors and the relationship between the angle made by the vector and a horizontal line.
* Students learn that in working with vectors in real-life situations, east-west lines correspond to a specific line on the Cartesian plane.
* Students learn that in working with vectors in real-life situations, north-south lines correspond to a specific line on the Cartesian plane.
* Students learn how to calculate speed of a moving object with vectors.
* Students are instructed in using the trigonometric ratios to find direction of a moving object that is graphed on a coordinate plane.
* Students learn to recognize equal vectors.
* Students learn to recognize parallel vectors
* Students learn to add vectors using the Parallelogram Rule
* Students learn to add vectors algebraically'
* Included in the lesson is a short "follow-up assessment" to provide students and teachers with immediate feedback on the comprehension of the lesson.
* Answer key is provided for teacher convenience,
* Also included in the lesson is a set of GUIDED NOTES to encourage active participation among students and to provide future references to students in their preparation for quizzes, tests, and final exams.
* I am confident that students will find the lesson interesting and manageable; instructors should find the lesson practical and adaptable to their own curriculum.
* This lesson is aligned with CC standards.
* Please enjoy!
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