In this unit students will learn how to use vectors in Maths. They will start by understanding vector notation, including column vectors and learning properties of parallel vectors (including those in opposite directions). They will then learn how to add and subtract vectors and how to multiply vectors by a scalar. Students will then apply their knowledge of vectors to geometric problems, including problems that involve a line being split in a given ratio, and proving that points are co-linear or that lines are parallel using vectors.

This pack is designed to provide teachers with complete lesson plans and classroom resources to teach excellent lessons. It is designed to both teach the mathematical content and draw students into deeper consideration of its implications, including the mathematical reasoning and problem solving skills required for the new Maths GCSE.

The pack contains:

**4 Lesson Plans: **Full ready-to-use lesson plans on the following topics:

**Vector Notation****Vector Calculations****Solving Geometrical Problems with Vectors****Proving Lines are Parallel Using Vectors**

**Lesson Resources: **A variety of additional resources to accompany the lesson plans, including student worksheets and aids for students needing extra support.

**Homework Activity: **Further problems to give students to complete at home.

**Assessment: **A series of questions to enable you to assess the progress of students in this unit of work.

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