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 Unit Details

Unit Title
Systems of Linear Equations and Matrices
Unit Number
1
Course
Finite Math
Content Area
Math
Description
Students will construct matrices, use them to perform operations and to solve a system of linear equations.
Timeline
2 Week(s)
Enduring Understandings
A matrix is an organizational system that sorts numbers and data into columns and rows.
Quantitative relationships can be expressed numerically in multiple ways in order to make connections and simplify calculations using a variety of strategies, tools and technology.
There are situations that require two or more equations to be satisfied simultaneously.
A variety of representations of linear systems of equations, including matrices, are used to model and solve real-world problems.
The number of solutions to a system of equations or inequalities can vary from no solution to an infinite number of solutions.





Essential Questions
What methods can be used to solve systems of equations?
How are systems of linear equation useful?
When are matrices applicable to solve systems of equations?
How and when is technology appropriate in the problem solving process




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Standard
Standard Component
  
Find the inverse of a matrix if it exists using technology.
  
Understand that, unlike multiplication of numbers, matrix multiplication for square matrices is not a commutative  operation, but still satisfies the associative and distributive properties.
  
  
Standard
Standard Component
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Use matrices to represent and manipulate data.
  
Multiply matrices by scalars to produce new matrices.
  
Add, subtract and multiply matrices of appropriate dimensions.