VectorsAn online exercise on addition and subtraction of vectors and diagrammatic representations of vectors. 
The diagram shows an irregular hexagon ABCDEF which has vertical and horizontal lines of symmetry. Opposite sides of the hexagon are parallel. $$\overrightarrow{ED} = \pmb{g}$$ $$\overrightarrow{DC} = \pmb{h}$$The diagram is not to scale. 
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Level 1  Addition and subtraction of vectors and multiplication of vectors by a scalar.
Level 2  Diagrammatic representations and the modulus of vectors.
Level 3  Diagrammatic representations and ratios.
Level 4  GCSE style exam questions
Level 5  IB and A Level style questions
Quad Midpoints An Advanced Lesson Starter which can be answered using vectors.
More Vectors A link to the curriculum page for vectors.
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And now for something completely different. Help the cops catch the robbers by finding the vectors that will end the chase.
The video above is from Maths Genie.
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