Coordinate Plane Teacher Resources

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Complex Numbers: Plotting and Polar Form

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Explore the concept of, and use the Ti-Nspire to, convert complex numbers into polar form. Then practice graphing complex numbers in the polar coordinate plane.
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Distance and Complex Numbers 1

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
To work through the complexity of coordinate geometry pupils make the connection between the coordinate plane and the complex plane as they plot complex numbers in the 11th part of a series of 32. Making the connection between the two...
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Complex Numbers as Vectors

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Show your math class how to use vectors in adding complex numbers. Vectors represent complex numbers as opposed to points in the coordinate plane. The class uses the geometric representation to add and subtract complex numbers and...
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An Appearance of Complex Numbers 2

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Help the class visualize operations with complex numbers with a lesson that formally introduces complex numbers and reviews the visualization of complex numbers on the complex plane. The fifth installment of a 32-part series reviews the...
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Trigonometric Form of Complex Numbers

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
Represent complex numbers in two ways. Pupils use the interactive to convert polar and rectangular representations of complex numbers. The learners drag an overlay back and forth over the coordinate plane to reveal the polar coordinates...
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Distance and Complex Numbers 2

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Classmates apply midpoint concepts by leapfrogging around the complex plane. The 12th lesson in a 32 segment unit, asks pupils to apply distances and midpoints in relationship to two complex numbers. The class develops a formula to find...
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Complex Numbers and Transformations

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Your learners combine their knowledge of real and imaginary numbers and matrices in an activity containing thirty lessons, two assessments (mid-module and end module), and their corresponding rubrics. Centered on complex numbers and...
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An Appearance of Complex Numbers 1

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Complex solutions are not always simple to find. In the fourth activity of the unit, the class extends their understanding of complex numbers in order to solve and check the solutions to a rational equation presented in the first...
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Plotting, Simplifying, and Describing Complex Numbers

For Students 10th - 12th
In this complex numbers worksheet, students simplify, plot, iterate, and state bounded or bounded for complex numbers in nine problems.  The solutions are provided.
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Exploiting the Connection to Cartesian Coordinates

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Multiplication in polar form is nice and neat—that is not the case for coordinate representation. Multiplication by a complex number results in a dilation and a rotation in the plane. The formulas to show the dilation and rotation are...
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The Geometric Effect of Some Complex Arithmetic 1

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Translating complex numbers is as simple as adding 1, 2, 3. In the ninth lesson plan in a 32-part series, the class takes a deeper look at the geometric effect of adding and subtracting complex numbers. The resource leads pupils into...
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Two Variable Function Pump

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Use a function to operate on two variables. Pupils look at operating with complex numbers as a function of two variables. The interactive squares the input and adds a constant to it. Learners visualize the resulting output and its...
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Plots of Polar Coordinates: Submarine Sonar

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
Find the location of enemy submarines with a sonar display that doubles as a polar coordinate system. Pupils find polar coordinates that would be the same location of plotted submarines. They then determine multiple polar coordinates...
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Complex Numbers

For Students 11th
In this algebra instructional activity, 11th graders solve complex numbers using division. multiplication, addition and subtraction. There are 11 questions with an answer key.
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Introduction to Polar Coordinates - Concept

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Learning polar coordinates does not require visiting the North Pole, though explaining igloos is much easier using polar coordinates. The lesson begins with a video explaining how to find coordinates on a spherical plane and how to...
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How Do You Add Complex Numbers by Graphing in the Complex Plane?

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Graphs usually add an extra dimension to ones understanding of mathematical concepts and graphing complex numbers is no exception. This video shows to graph complex numbers on the complex plane and what the results of adding complex...
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Discovering the Geometric Effect of Complex Multiplication

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Does complex number multiplication have the class spinning? Here's a resource that helps pupils explore and discover the geometric effect of multiplying complex numbers. In the 14th installment in the 32-part unit groups look at the unit...
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Complex Analysis: Polar Form

For Students Higher Ed
For this polar form worksheet, students write complex numbers in polar form. They draw an Argand diagram containing vectors and draw sketches representing in a coordinate plane. This two-page worksheet contains thirteen multi-step...
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Matrix Multiplication Is Not Commutative

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Should matrices be allowed to commute when they are being multiplied? Learners analyze this question to determine if the commutative property applies to matrices. They connect their exploration to transformations, vectors, and complex...
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Complex Number Operations

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students solve problems with complex numbers. In this algebra lesson, students use addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of complex numbers.
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Justifying the Geometric Effect of Complex Multiplication

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
The 14th lesson in the unit has the class prove the nine general cases of the geometric representation of complex number multiplication. Class members determine the modulus of the product and hypothesize the relationship for the...
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Representing Reflections with Transformations

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
In the 16th lesson in the series of 32 the class uses the concept of complex multiplication to build a transformation in order to reflect across a given line in the complex plane. The lesson breaks the process of reflecting across a line...
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Complex Analysis: Polar & Exponential Forms

For Students Higher Ed
In this polar and exponential form worksheet, students use Euler's Formula to write complex numbers in exponential form. They write numbers in rectangular form. This two-page worksheet contains seven multi-step problems.
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Why Is It Called a Square Root?

For Students 7th - 10th Standards
Take a radical look at square roots. The presentation examines square roots as the lengths of the sides of a square with a given area on the coordinate plane. Using this method, it is clear why the square root of a number can be positive...