Education Technology

Complex Numbers

Published on 09/09/2010

Activity Overview

Students calculate problems to determine the rules for adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing complex numbers.

Key Steps

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    Students look for patterns to determine how the calculator adds, subtracts, multiplies and divides complex numbers. In each problem, students examine completed examples and discuss a process with a partner, then complete additional problems to confirm or refine the process.

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    At the end of this activity, students will be able to discuss how to perform operations with complex numbers.