These activities are designed to promote discussion and mathematical reasoning skills around vectors and vector addition/subtraction.

The first activity asks students to work in pairs to match a resultant vector diagram to an expression like a + b. For extension, students show the vector addition visually and then write it formally for each card.

The second activity asks students to sort cards that contain statements about combining vectors in to three columns (Always True, Always False, and Sometimes True) and justify their answers (again in pairs).


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