Lesson Plan: Projections Mathematics

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to find the projection of a point, a line segment, a ray, or a line on another line and find the length of the projection.

Objectives

Students will be able to

  • find the projection of a point on a straight line,
  • find the projection of a line segment on a straight line and find the length of the projection,
  • find the projection of a ray or a line onto another line.

Prerequisites

Students should already be familiar with

  • points, line segments, rays, and lines,
  • the Pythagorean theorem.

Exclusions

Students will not cover

  • vector projections.

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