Ch 5: Determinants in Linear Algebra Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Determinants in Linear Algebra Lesson Plans chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach linear algebra determinants in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Determinants in Linear Algebra chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Determinants in matrices How to find determinants in a matrix, including 1x1, 2x2, and larger matrices
Tuesday Two-variable linear systems Definition of linear systems in two variables and using Cramer's rule to solve them
Wednesday Three-variable linear systems Usung Cramer's rule to solve linear systems in three variables
Thursday Higher-order determinants The process of solving large square matrices using smaller determinants
Friday Laplace expansions Using Laplace expansion as a tool for solving higher-order determinants

5 Lessons in Chapter 5: Determinants in Linear Algebra Lesson Plans
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
How to Take a Determinant of a Matrix

1. How to Take a Determinant of a Matrix

Matrices are incredibly powerful and can help you do all sorts of things, but one of the most basic (and surprisingly helpful) operations you can perform on one is to take its determinant. Learn how to do that here!

Solving Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables Using Determinants

2. Solving Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables Using Determinants

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can easily find the solution of a linear system in two variables by just using determinants. All you need to find the complete solution is to find three determinants.

Solving Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables Using Determinants

3. Solving Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables Using Determinants

Watch this video lesson to learn how to use Cramer's rule to help you find your solutions by finding just four determinants. Learn the numbers to use for your determinants.

How to Evaluate Higher-Order Determinants in Algebra

4. How to Evaluate Higher-Order Determinants in Algebra

Watch this video lesson to learn the rules for taking the determinant of any size matrix. Learn the kind of matrix that you need before you can take the determinant. Watch as the pattern of the determinant takes shape.

Laplace Expansion Equation & Finding Determinants

5. Laplace Expansion Equation & Finding Determinants

It is fascinating how a single number can tells us something about a matrix. One such number is the determinant. In this lesson we find determinants using the Laplace expansion equation.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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