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WA: Matrices - Act 1
by Texas Instruments

Objectives

Add and subtract matrices with the same dimensions
Verify the commutative and associated laws for the addition of matrices.
Determine that matrices must share the same dimensions if they are to be added / subtracted.

Vocabulary

Associative law, Commutative law, dimensions, matrix

About the Lesson

In this activity students define a number of matrices consisting of variables so that when the matrices are added or subtracted the algebraic result in each element of the matrix provides the general rule. The task contains the appropriate calculator instructions followed by a series of scaffolded questions to guide students through the investigation.