An introductory lesson to Matrices aimed at KS4 for the AQA Level 2 Further Maths qualification. This lesson includes; matrix notation, the order of a matrix, adding and subtracting matrices, multiplying by a scalar, and finally using basic expressions such as 2A-5B when given matrix A and B.
Perhaps my proudest lesson just for the amount of work that went into creating the main activity. This lesson focuses on transformations of matrices. The idea is for students to practice multiplying a given matrix by the correct transformation matrix. The resulting matrices form coordinates which if plotted (either on standard graph paper or as I do - on GIANT graph paper) draw a geometric diagram! A great team work activity to get the students around one big table working to achieve the same goal!
A PowerPoint covering various methods of addition designed to get students thinking! Includes a Frayer Model and Example Problem Pairs, activities for class discussion and questions and answers are on the slides so no printing required.