This is a zipped file that contains a double sided pdf notes sheet to work along with a 16 slide animated PowerPoint.
In my physics class after learning kinematic equations and before learning projectiles, I do some mini lessons on vector math. Isolating vectors instead of learning in context seems to pay off when we go on to dynamics where the vectors are not in a few limited orientations like they are in projectiles.
This lesson introduces 2 naming conventions for describing the direction of vectors in physics:
1) with cardinal points
Ex: 25 degrees north of west
2) counterclockwise convention
Ex: 230 degrees
There are guided examples of each followed by individual practice with answers.
My plan is to create similar Guided Notes for "Finding Resultants" and "Breaking Into Components" to complete this series.