These lessons, with videos, examples and step-by-step solutions, help High School students recognize
vector quantities as having both magnitude and direction. Represent vector quantities by directed line
segments, and use appropriate symbols for vectors and their magnitudes (e.g., **v**, |**v**|, ||**v**||, *v*).

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Common Core (Vector and Matrix Quantities)

Common Core for Mathematics

**Common Core: HSN-VM.A.1**

The following diagram gives some examples of scalar and vector quantities. Scroll down the page for more examples and solutions on how to use scalar and vector quantities.

An introduction to terminology and how to draw vectors. Two Types of Quantities, Basic Terminology, Vectors, Direction, Draw the Vector 3 m/s at 90°.

Describes the difference between scalars and vectors.

This video explains the differences between scalar and vectors quantities. He also uses a demonstration to show the importance of vectors and vector addition.

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