G25a – Adding and subtracting column vectors

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Adding and subtracting of column vectors

Teacher resources

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  • Slides in PDF (one slide per page, suitable for importing into IWB software)
Links to past exam questions

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Interactive GeoGebra activity: Adding vectors

Tick the box for a visual interpretation of the sum of the vectors a and b. You can drag the tips of vectors to change them.

Interactive GeoGebra activity: Subtracting vectors

Tick the box for a visual interpretation of ab. You can drag the tips of vectors to change them.

Vocabulary note

What links the words convection, vector, and vehicle? They all come from the Latin verb vehere meaning to carry or transport.

In the real world

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