Lesson Plan: Rank of a Matrix Mathematics

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to find the rank and nullity of a matrix.


Students will be able to

  • calculate the rank of a matrix,
  • understand and use the rank–nullity theorem.


Students should already be familiar with

  • matrices,
  • Gaussian elimination.


Students will not cover

  • LU, LDU, and PLU decomposition.

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