Why Are Vectors Useful? 1

How do vectors help make problem solving more efficient? Math scholars use vectors to represent different phenomenon and calculate resultant vectors to answer questions. Problems vary from modeling airplane motion to the path of a robot. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • After an introductory example, form collaborative groups to complete the exercises
  • Have learners keep a list of things that can be represented by a vector and include an example
Classroom Considerations

  • Expects pupils to understand how to represent a vector with a given direction and magnitude
  • It is the 24th lesson in a series of 29
Pros

  • Examples provide individuals with a variety of situations that can be modeled using vectors
  • Includes an opening exercise to increase motivation for the lesson
Cons

  • None
Common Core