# Vectors Lesson Plan

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Lesson Plan for Student Achievement 2010 -2011
Teacher:
Damyon Ray
Department: Mathematics
Date:
Oct 11th – 22nd , 2010
Course: Integrated Math I
Unit: Geometry &amp; Measurement
Topic: Vectors
1. What is the curriculum standard / objective?
Students will be able to write vectors as an ordered pair, add and subtract vectors,
and be able to apply their knowledge of vector geometry to solve various real world
problems.
2. What do I want students to know (content &amp; concepts) and be able to do (skills) by
the end of the lesson? (Objectives)
LESSON 1: Students will be able to write Vectors as ordered pairs and use the correct
vector notation to represent these vectors.
LESSON 2: Students will be able to add and subtract vectors and also multiply a
vector by a scalar.
LESSON 3: Students will be able to understand the relationship between parallel and
perpendicular vectors.
LESSON 4: Students will be able to use their knowledge of vectors to solve
appropriate vector geometry problems.
3. How will I formatively assess students’ knowledge of content, concepts and skills?
Students will be formatively assessed daily with mis-conception checks and
homework on the perspective lesson. Students will also be assessed with
questioning and answering sessions, discussion of real-life issues, and reviewing of
class work related to the lesson.
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4. How will I summatively assess students’ level of mastery of the content, concepts
and skills?
Students will be given a cumulative assessment at the end of the unit.
5. What are the key vocabulary words that I want students to be able to use during this
lesson?
Vector – a quantity with direction and magnitude (size).
Parallel Lines – two lines that never meet and are always the same distance apart.
Perpendicular lines – two lines at right angles to each other.
Midpoint – the middle point of a line
Collinear – points lying in a straight line
6. Describe the sequences of events in the lesson. (Focus on a high level of student
engagement and remember to ask yourself if you have included the (1) Do Now
activity; (2) a Motivate and Activate activity; (3) Opportunity for movement; (4)
Reading &amp; Writing activities; (5) Review; (6) How students will get written
information on the content, concepts and skills; (7) Checks for understanding; (8)
Gender-based activities (9) Technology (10)Research based instructional strategies;
and (11) a Closure activity.)
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LESSON 1  Solve simple linear equations – simplifying
expressions
1) DO NOW
Solve 1. 2(x – 4) ; 2. 15( -4a + 6)
Discuss solution to DO NOW 1. 2x - 8; 2. -60a + 90
2) MOTIVATE AND ACTIVATE
Brief discussion on removing brackets. Remind students:
o That the term outside the bracket multiplies each term inside the
bracket.
o Multiplying integers
(x) like signs = +ve; (x) different sign = -ve.
They can only add like terms. Numbers added to numbers and like
3) MOBILITY
 Students will come to the promethean board to show correct
solutions to the worked examples.
 Students will be given word problems solve.
5) REVIEW
 Teacher and students will review comprehensively the material
covered in the Unit and in the lesson and analyze the connections
between the new information covered.
6) AQUIRY OF INFORMATION ON THE CONTENT, CONCEPTS AND SKILLS
 Students will take notes in class
 Practice various types of problems
 Discover applications through group work and other methods of
instruction
7) CHECKS FOR UNDERSTANDING
8) GENDER BASED ACTIVITIES
9) TECHNOLOGY
10) RESEARCHED BASED INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES
11) CLOSURE ACTIVITIES
12) GUIDED PRACTICE
The teacher, then the teacher and students, will solve sample problems
using VIP (visual instruction plans).
13) INDEPENDENT PRACTICE
Students will solve problems and also come to the Promethean Board.
14) MOBILITY
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16) GENDER ACTIVITIES
Students will groups by gender during independent practice.
17) TECHNOLOGY
Teacher and Students will do demonstration on the Promethean Board.
18) CLOSURE &amp; REVIEW
Review the steps involved when removing brackets and collecting like
terms.
7. What homework assignment will I give to students?
8. (What questions do I want answered about my teaching and or student learning
during the lesson?) Reflections
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