Lesson Plan

Complex Numbers

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Build on your class' understanding of real numbers as they begin working with complex numbers. Pupils begin with an exploration of i and the patterns in the powers of i. After developing a definition for i, they simplify complex number expressions.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Ask learners to create their own power of i tables
  • Create sets of flash cards for vocabulary and skill practice
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires a large amount of vocabulary background knowledge that may necissitate extra instruction for ELL pupils
  • Provides real-life practice examples as an extension exercise
  • References algebraic properties in relation to complex numbers
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