You are on page 1of 3

Lesson Plan/Day 1

Title: M&M and Skittle Matrix


Teacher: Mr. Patchak
Subject: Algebra I
Grade Level: 9th
Time: 30 minutes
Student Materials Required: Pen, Pencil
Teacher Materials Required: Smartboard, online stopwatch, worksheet, and candy
Number of Students: 16
Benchmark: (N-VM6-8) Perform operations on matrices and use matrices in applications.
6. Use matrices to represent and manipulate data.
7. Multiply matrices by scalars to produce new matrices.
8. Add, subtract, matrices of appropriate dimensions.
Objectives: The student will:
Use matrices to represent and manipulate data
Add and Subtract matrices
Multiply matrices by scalars to produce new matrices
Anticipatory Set: 3 minutes
Tell me something good?
o Have students share something good that has happened in the week.
o Share something yourself.

Independent Practice & Instructional Input: 30 minutes?


Page 1
o Pass out worksheets
o Pass out candy
o Have a student read the objectives
o Introduce what the class will be doing today.
o Have students do page 1
o Set the timer for 3 minutes
o Facilitate

Page 2
o Have students do page 2
o Set timer for 3 minutes
o Have some students share their own definitions

Page 3
o
o
o
o

Have students do page 3


Set the timer for 3 minutes
Have some students share their own sentences
Show video of Matrix:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqUR3KtWbTk
o Give definition of a matrix:
A matrix is a rectangular arrangement of numbers in rows and columns.
For example, a matrix A below has two rows and three columns. The
dimensions of a matrix with m rows and n columns are m n
(read m by n). So, the dimensions of matrix A are 2 3 . The
numbers in a matrix are its elements.
A=

4 1 5
0 6 3

Page 4
o Give rule for adding and subtracting matrices:
To add or subtract two matrices, simply add or subtract elements in
corresponding positions. You can add or subtract matrices only if they
have the same dimensions.

[ ][ ][

a b + e f = a+ e b+ f
c d g h
c+ g d +h

o
o
o
o

Have students do page 4


Set the timer for 3 minutes
Have students share their responses with each other
Have students share their rules

Page 5
o Have students do page 5
o Set the timer for 3 minutes
o Have students share their sentences

Page 6
o Give them rule for multiplying a matrix by a scalar:
In matrix algebra, a real number is often called a scalar. To multiply a
matrix by a scalar, you multiply each element in the matrix by the scalar.
This process is called scalar multiplication.
o Conclude the lesson and have them share what they learned

Page 7
o Have students do the conclusion problem.
o When they are done have them turn in and get started on homework.