Directed Line Segments and Vectors

Investigate the components of vectors and vector addition through geometric representations. Pupils learn the parallelogram rule for adding vectors and demonstrate their understanding graphically. They utilize the correct notation and terminology throughout. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use a graphic organizer to record key terminology and notation related to vectors
  • Connect the new vector concepts to their graphical representations
Classroom Considerations

  • Lesson design does not require a calculator
  • This is the 20th lesson in a 29-part module
Pros

  • There is a strong connection to notation throughout the lesson
  • Provides scaffolding suggestions to differentiate for all levels of learners
Cons

  • None
Common Core