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Visualizing Matrixes for Precalculus and Calculus High School Classrooms

Matrixes may seem complex to students when they are first introduced, however, the following resources will make solving them easy and even fun!
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Visualizing Matrixes for Precalculus and Calculus High School Classrooms
  • Katelyn Ringrose says:
    This video goes over some real life applications of matrixes, including how some Silicon valley companies use them in the creation of Artificial Intelligence. Students sometimes find it difficult to visualize how and when to use matrixes, but videos like this can bridge that gap between the theoretical and real life application of mathematics.
  • Katelyn Ringrose says:
    This Sparknotes page covers terms and sample problems. This is a great resource for students who need some extra help studying for their quizzes and tests with sample problems. This is a great source to hand out alongside a weekly, or monthly newsletter.
  • Wargame Developments

    Website
    wargamedevelopments.org
    wargamedevelopments.org
    Katelyn Ringrose says:
    This matrix game is similar to the concept of "War" where players try to create successful strategies for their armies. If several of the criteria is met, then the player succeeds (this is similar to solving a matrix line), however, if one of the criteria fails the students mission is killed. This is an imaginative game for students because they can create their own game boards and matrix "arguments." All they need are a few die, and materials to make their own game board.
  • Matrix

    Website
    mathworld.wolfram.com
    mathworld.wolfram.com
    Katelyn Ringrose says:
    This quick history and outline of matrixes is helpful for students who might be struggling with the core concepts of how to add and subtract across matrixes. The clear explanation of the elements of a matrix is followed by some simple examples, which I love to assign to students who are struggling on basic principles.
  • Katelyn Ringrose says:
    This hour long lesson plan ask students, in partnered groups, to create their own Matrices posters. Kenneth Webb's step-by-step instructions are also extremely helpful as they provide standards for grading and a list of the necessary teaching materials.
  • Katelyn Ringrose says:
    These 30+ worksheets, including answer sheets, are great for in class work or even short quizzes. Each page has on large matrix and asks students to add, subtract, multiply or divide. This is a great way to see where your students are in their learning, and whether or not they have any gaps in their knowledge.
  • Katelyn Ringrose says:
    In this video, Professor Tarrou introduces matrices and how to approach them using the Gaussian elimination method. I think the video is a little dry for class, but it's great to send home with students who are struggling, and the examples he uses are also perfect to integrate into a class lecture.
  • Matrices

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    khanacademy.org
    khanacademy.org
    Katelyn Ringrose says:
    The Khan Academy provides supplemental material for students who are struggling with understanding matrices. The tutorials include basic matrix organization, geometric transformations, and inversions.
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