# MA.912.NSO.3.1

Apply appropriate notation and symbols to represent vectors in the plane as directed line segments. Determine the magnitude and direction of a vector in component form.
General Information
Subject Area: Mathematics (B.E.S.T.)
Strand: Number Sense and Operations
Status: State Board Approved

## Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
1202340: Precalculus Honors (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))

## Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.

## Related Resources

Vetted resources educators can use to teach the concepts and skills in this benchmark.

## Lesson Plans

Olympic Snowboard Design:

This MEA requires students to design a custom snowboard for five Olympic athletes, taking into consideration how their height and weight affect the design elements of a snowboard. There are several factors that go into the design of a snowboard, and the students must use reasoning skills to determine which factors are more important and why, as well as what factors to eliminate or add based on the athlete's style and preferences. After the students have designed a board for each athlete, they will report their procedure and reasons for their decisions.

Type: Lesson Plan

Linear Motion:

In this activity students will learn the relationship between:

• Distance and displacement
• Velocity and speed
• Vectors and scalars
• Acceleration

and demonstrate their knowledge through group presentations.

Type: Lesson Plan

## Perspectives Video: Expert

Vectors and Oceanography:

Don't let the motion of the ocean cause a commotion! Learn how vectors describe ocean movement patterns.

Type: Perspectives Video: Expert

## Perspectives Video: Professional/Enthusiasts

Practical Applications of Vectors in Military Air Traffic Control:

Senior Airman Jennifer Tisdale explains the role of vectors in management of flight traffic for the United States Air Force.

Type: Perspectives Video: Professional/Enthusiast

The Relationship between Wing Shape and Flight Performance:

Ken Blackburn, an aerospace engineer for the United States Air Force, describes the relationship between wing shape and flight performance.

Type: Perspectives Video: Professional/Enthusiast

Vectors and Flight Forces:

When you watch this video, your knowledge related to flight and physics will really take off!

Type: Perspectives Video: Professional/Enthusiast

KROS Pacific Ocean Kayak Journey: Kites, Rowing, Wind, and Navigation:

What’s your vector, Victor? Understanding math and wind helps get you where you want to go.

Related Resources:
KROS Pacific Ocean Kayak Journey: GPS Data Set[.XLSX]
KROS Pacific Ocean Kayak Journey: Path Visualization for Google Earth[.KML]

Type: Perspectives Video: Professional/Enthusiast

## Perspectives Video: Teaching Ideas

Balancing Forces on a Segway:

Feeling off-balance when it comes to motion? Try this idea.

Type: Perspectives Video: Teaching Idea

KROS Pacific Ocean Kayak Journey: Kites, Geometry, and Vectors:

Set sail with this math teacher as he explains how kites were used for lessons in the classroom.

Related Resources:
KROS Pacific Ocean Kayak Journey: GPS Data Set [.XLSX]
KROS Pacific Ocean Kayak Journey: Path Visualization for Google Earth [.KML]

Type: Perspectives Video: Teaching Idea

## Text Resource

Maths Goes to the Movies:

This informational text resource is intended to support reading in the content area. The text shows how math is used to create the life-like computer generated images seen in movies such as Jurassic Park and Lord of the Rings.

Type: Text Resource

## STEM Lessons - Model Eliciting Activity

Olympic Snowboard Design:

This MEA requires students to design a custom snowboard for five Olympic athletes, taking into consideration how their height and weight affect the design elements of a snowboard. There are several factors that go into the design of a snowboard, and the students must use reasoning skills to determine which factors are more important and why, as well as what factors to eliminate or add based on the athlete's style and preferences. After the students have designed a board for each athlete, they will report their procedure and reasons for their decisions.

## Student Resources

Vetted resources students can use to learn the concepts and skills in this benchmark.

## Perspectives Video: Expert

Vectors and Oceanography:

Don't let the motion of the ocean cause a commotion! Learn how vectors describe ocean movement patterns.

Type: Perspectives Video: Expert

## Perspectives Video: Professional/Enthusiast

Vectors and Flight Forces:

When you watch this video, your knowledge related to flight and physics will really take off!

Type: Perspectives Video: Professional/Enthusiast

## Parent Resources

Vetted resources caregivers can use to help students learn the concepts and skills in this benchmark.

## Perspectives Video: Expert

Vectors and Oceanography:

Don't let the motion of the ocean cause a commotion! Learn how vectors describe ocean movement patterns.