Resources tagged with: Vectors

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Broad Topics > Vectors and Matrices > Vectors

Spotting the Loophole

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

A visualisation problem in which you search for vectors which sum to zero from a jumble of arrows. Will your eyes be quicker than algebra?

Square Coordinates

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

A tilted square is a square with no horizontal sides. Can you devise a general instruction for the construction of a square when you are given just one of its sides?

Areas of Parallelograms

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Can you find the area of a parallelogram defined by two vectors?

Vector Racer

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

The classic vector racing game.

From Point to Point

Age 14 to 16 Short Challenge Level:

Can you combine vectors to get from one point to another?

A Knight's Journey

Age 14 to 18

This article looks at knight's moves on a chess board and introduces you to the idea of vectors and vector addition.

Vector Journeys

Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:

Charlie likes to go for walks around a square park, while Alison likes to cut across diagonally. Can you find relationships between the vectors they walk along?

8 Methods for Three by One

Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:

This problem in geometry has been solved in no less than EIGHT ways by a pair of students. How would you solve it? How many of their solutions can you follow? How are they the same or different?. . . .

An Introduction to Vectors

Age 14 to 18

The article provides a summary of the elementary ideas about vectors usually met in school mathematics, describes what vectors are and how to add, subtract and multiply them by scalars and indicates. . . .

Vector Walk

Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:

Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?

Vector Gem Collector

Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:

Use vectors to collect as many gems as you can and bring them safely home!