Essence of Linear Algebra Preview

Make connections with linear algebra. The video introduces the concept of linear algebra and its geometric underpinnings. The resource makes the case that a complete understanding of linear algebra topics should include geometric understandings, computations, and uses. The presentation is the first of a series of 15.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use at the beginning of a Linear Algebra class
  • Take a typical algebra topic and show its geometric representation, such as transformations of graphs of functions
Classroom Considerations

  • Class should be familiar with the terms vector, sine, and series
  • The formula for the determinant given in the animation at :30 is not correct 
Pros

  • Contains closed captioning
  • Includes animations to keep the viewers' attention
Cons

  • None
Common Core