Vector Notation – Complete Lesson

This is a complete lesson on vector notation that looks at how to express vectors, including as column vectors, and how to find the length of a vector. The lesson is designed with the new GCSE specification in mind.

Lesson Objective

  • To understand and use vector notation, includig column vectors.

Who is this Lesson For?

This pack is designed for GCSE higher or foundation tier students. It could also be used with Key Stage 3 students.

What is Included?

Included in this download are the following:

  • Full lesson plan for the ‘Vector Notation’ lesson, including introduction, teaching content, individual activities, plenary and suggested support and extension activities
  • Coordinate Grid
  • Vector Notation Example
  • Mini-Plenary
  • Student Worksheet on Vector Notation
  • Vote With Your Feet
  • Vectors Fact Sheet
  • Complete Solutions to all Questions

Lesson Progression

This is the first lesson in the ‘Vectors’ unit of work (foundation tier) and also the first lesson in the ‘Vectors & Geometric Proof’ unit of work (higher tier).

The Vectors unit is available as a pack including homework activities and a unit assessment.

The other lesson in the unit is:

The Vectors & Geometric Proof unit is also available as a pack with homework activities and a unit assessment.

The other lessons in the unit are: