Two-Dimensional Vectors: River Ferry and Current Vectors

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Fight against the current. Pupils explore the resulting path when they are crossing a river while being pushed downstream by the current. Using vector notation, learners express the speed and direction of a ferry. They finish by calculating the speed and location of the craft with the aid of vectors.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Provide a mini-lesson on addition of vectors using component notation
Classroom Considerations

  • Individuals should be familiar with component notation for vectors
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Pros

  • Allows for a visualization of vectors
  • Reveals the correct answer when needed
Cons

  • None