This is a zipped file that contains a single sided pdf notes sheet to work along with a 11 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 finding the resultant of 2 vectors that are at right angles.
The vectors are sketched tails together (NOT tip to tail).
Pythagorean theorem is used to find the magnitude of the resultant & inverse tangent is used to find the direction.
There is a guided example followed by individual practice with answers.
This is the 2nd of a 3 (or maybe 4!) part series on vectors.
Vectors - Describing Directions is posted HERE
The 3rd part will be Vectors - Breaking Into Components.
(look for that....maybe over Columbus Day weekend)