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Matrix Multiplication

Published on 08/31/2011

Activity Overview

Examine matrix multiplication to identify the conditions necessary to be able to multiply two matrices.

Objectives

  • Identify the conditions necessary to be able to multiply two matrices
  • Follow the example of the process of matrix multiplication

Vocabulary

  • matrix
  • dimensions

About the Lesson

This lesson involves examining matrix multiplication. As a result, students will:

  • Determine whether or not two matrices can be multiplied by examining their dimensions.
  • Follow an example of matrix multiplication to observe the process.
  • Make and justify predictions for finding the elements of an answer matrix.
  • Apply matrix multiplication to a real-world problem.