Introducing Complex Numbers

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Introducing Complex Numbers

This collection of resources has been designed to introduce students to complex numbers in an exploratory way. We have set challenges to provoke students to be playful within the structure of complex numbers and the Argand diagram, and we hope that this playful exploration will lead to a deeper understanding of the way complex numbers can be manipulated.

A Brief Introduction to Complex Numbers link

A Brief Introduction to Complex Numbers 

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

This problem offers practice in manipulation of complex numbers while gaining insight into their structure

A Brief Introduction to the Argand Diagram link

A Brief Introduction to the Argand Diagram 

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

This problem introduces the Argand diagram and invites students to explore complex number multiplication dynamically.

Complex Squares link

Complex Squares 

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

This problem invites students to explore on the Argand diagram the effects of squaring complex numbers.