I had searched everywhere for a hands-on, physical activity for my students to do while learning vectors and I could not find much of anything. Thus, I designed this one and it is a hit! This lab/activity is PERFECT for teaching students about vectors and displacement. Not only do they use math to solve for vectors, angles, displacement, but then they physically determine whether or not they are correct.
I had students cheering when their experimental error less than 1%! Though this is designed for an AP Physics class, it is perfect for math as well. And for all you math teachers out there, your admin team will be blown away by the fact that you are doing this! Invite them to class on the day your kids do this activity!