Vectors in the Coordinate Plane

Examine the meaning and purpose of vectors. Use the lesson to teach your classes how find the magnitude of a vector and what it represents graphically. Your pupils will also combine vectors to find a resultant vector and interpret its meaning. This represents the 18th lesson in the module.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use a graphic organizer such as a Fryer Diagram to record new vocabulary with specific examples
  • Provide graph paper for notes and practice to reinforce the graphical representation of a vector
Classroom Considerations

  • Assumes learners understand the basic concept of a vector and what it represents
Pros

  • Includes a discussion on notation and the various methods of representing vectors
  • Provides an exit ticket to check for understanding
Cons

  • None