Vector Investigation – Boat to Island

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Navigate your way through vector addition. Scholars apply vector addition principles to guide a boat to an island in an interactive program that requires taking into consideration both boat speed and currents.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have the class brainstorm other situations in which vectors would be useful in a journal entry
Classroom Considerations

  • It is helpful if learners have some experience with vectors
  • Book a computer lab so each pupil can access the resource
Pros

  • Game-like nature of the interactive appeals to teenagers
  • Different modes allow for variation in presentation
Cons

  • None
Common Core