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# Unit Plan on Matrices

Class: Form 4
Duration: 2 weeks (8sessions)
Unit Objectives: At the end of this unit, students will
1) Explain basic concepts associated with matrices (order of a matrix, row matrix, column matrix, square
matrix, equal matrices)
2) Solve problems involving matrix operations
3) Evaluate the determinant of a ‘2 x 2’ matrix
4) Define the multiplicative inverse of a non-singular square matrix
5) Obtain the inverse of a non-singular ‘2 x 2’ matrix
6) Use matrices to solve simple problems in Arithmetic and Algebra.
7) Gain cooperative and communication skills through group work and games
8) Learn time management skills using timed practice sessions
9) Identify the usefulness of matrices through real life applications

Pre-knowledge: addition, subtraction, multiplication of real numbers, indices, solving equations, solving
simultaneous equations
Lessons
Lesson 1: (The Concept of a matrix)
Session Objectives: At the end of this session/lesson, students will
1) Define a matrix
2) Define the order of a matrix
3) Determine the order of a matrix
4) Define row matrix, column matrix and square matrix
5) Cooperate on crossword based on matrix definitions
6) Identify the usefulness of matrices for organizing data for taking inventory and science experiments
Lesson resources: textbooks, whiteboard marker, smartboard, crossword
Teaching strategy: questioning, use of media, guided instruction, demonstration
Student activity: including group work, individual practice, small group discussion, seat work
Assessment: formative assessment from textbooks or worksheets
Continuous assessment: A Complete Course in Mathematics Vol2 pg 1012 ex 20a

## Lesson 2: (Addition and Subtraction of matrices)

Session Objectives: At the end of this session/lesson, students will
1) Identify when matrices can be added or subtracted
2) Add and Subtract matrices
3) Multiply a matrix by a scalar value
4) Add and subtract scalar multiples of matrices
5) Begin to appreciate time management through timed practice
6) Identify the use of matrices in the robotics industry as commands for movements

## Lesson resources: textbooks, whiteboard marker, smartboard

Teaching strategy: questioning, use of media, guided instruction, demonstration
Student activity: individual practice, small group discussion, seat work
Assessment: formative assessment from textbooks or worksheets
Continuous assessment: A Complete Course in Mathematics Vol2 pg 1014 Ex 20c, worksheet (pas paper
questions.

## Lesson 3: (The Multiplication of Matrices)

Session Objectives: At the end of this session/lesson, students will
1) Determine if two matrices are conformable for multiplication
2) Multiply two conformable matrices
3) Show that matrix multiplication is not commutative
4) Develop communication skill though small group activity
5) Identify the usefulness of matrices in the gaming industry
Lesson resources: textbooks, whiteboard marker, smartboard
Teaching strategy: questioning, use of media, use of manipulatives, guided instruction, demonstration
Student activity: including group work, individual practice, small group discussion, seat work
Assessment: formative assessment from textbooks or worksheets
Continuous assessment: A Complete Course in Mathematics Vol2 pg1018 Ex 20d

## Lesson 4: (Equal Matrices)

Session Objectives: At the end of this session/lesson, students will
1) Define an Equal matrix
2) Apply concept of equality to solve for unknown values for equal matrices
3) Learn the value of time management through timed practice
4) Identify the usefulness of matrices in encryption or coding data
Lesson resources: textbooks, whiteboard marker, smartboard, worksheet
Teaching strategy: questioning, use of media, use of manipulatives, guided instruction, demonstration, and
worksheet
Student activity: group work, individual practice, small group discussion, seat work
Assessment: formative assessment from textbooks or worksheets
Continuous assessment: A Complete Course in Mathematics Vol2 pg 1020 Ex 20e, worksheet (pas paper
questions.

## Lesson 5: (The determinant of a Matrix)

Session Objectives: At the end of this session/lesson, students will
1) Define the determinant of a (2×2) matrix
2) Define a singular Matrix
3) Calculate the determinant of a (2 ×2) matrix
4) Apply determinant formula to find unknown elements of a (2 ×2) matrix
5) Develop cooperative and analytical skills through timed games based on real life worded questions.
Lesson resources: textbooks, whiteboard marker, smartboard
Teaching strategy: questioning, use of media, use of manipulatives, guided instruction, demonstration
Student activity: including group work, individual practice, small group discussion, seat work
Assessment: formative assessment from textbooks or worksheets
Continuous assessment: A Complete Course in Mathematics Vol2 pg 1144 Ex 24a, worksheet (pas paper
questions.

## Lesson 6: (Inverse a Matrix)

Session Objectives: At the end of this session/lesson, students will
1) Define inverse of a matrix
2) Define multiplicative identity of (2 ×2) matrices.
3) Identify why singular matrices have no inverse
4) Apply inverse formula to determine the inverse of a (2 ×2) matrix
5) Show that a matrix multiplied by its inverse is the identity matrix
6) Develop time management skills through timed practice
7) Identify the usefulness of matrices in cryptography for spying

## Lesson resources: textbooks, whiteboard marker, smartboard

Teaching strategy: questioning, use of media, questioning, guided discovery, guided instruction,
demonstration
Student activity: including group work, individual practice, small group discussion, seat work
Assessment: formative assessment from textbooks or worksheets
Continuous assessment: A Complete Course in Mathematics Vol 2 pg 1147 Ex 24c
Lesson 7: (Solving Simultaneous Equations)
Session Objectives: At the end of this session/lesson, students will
1) Convert linear simultaneous equations from algebraic form to matrix form
2) Use matrix techniques in solving two linear simultaneous equations
3) Develop communication and public speaking skills through oral presentation of small group practice
questions
4) Identify the usefulness of matrices for chemistry to solve material and energy balance problems demand
and supply problems in economics.
Lesson resources: textbooks, whiteboard marker, smartboard
Teaching strategy: questioning, use of media, use of manipulatives, guided instruction, demonstration
Student activity: including group work, individual practice, small group discussion, seat work
Assessment: formative assessment from textbooks or worksheets
Continuous assessment: A Complete Course in Mathematics Vol2 pg 1150 Ex 24d, worksheet (pas paper
questions.