Lesson Plan: Scalars, Vectors, and Directed Line Segments | Nagwa Lesson Plan: Scalars, Vectors, and Directed Line Segments | Nagwa

Lesson Plan: Scalars, Vectors, and Directed Line Segments Mathematics • First Year of Secondary School

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to recognize, construct, and express directed line segments.

Objectives

Students will be able to

  • understand the difference between scalars and vectors,
  • understand the terms initial point and terminal point of a vector,
  • describe vectors using initial and terminal points,
  • identify equivalent and opposite vectors,
  • find either the initial or the terminal point given the other and the vector connecting both points,
  • solve simple vector problems.

Prerequisites

Students should already be familiar with

  • identifying a point on a coordinate grid.

Exclusions

Students will not cover

  • vectors in 3D,
  • points in 3D.

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