Students learn about plotting sequences on a grid. A handout is provided to help students progress from finding the sequence to plotting it on a pair of axes.
The start of the lesson is used to recap matching a sequence with its formula. In the main of the lesson students learn how to plot the terms of a sequence their position in the sequence. At the end of the lesson students try to match a sequence with its straight line graph.
Differentiated Learning Objectives
- All students should be able to plot a linear sequence in the form f(n) = n ± a on a grid.
- Most students should be able to plot a linear sequence in the form f(n) = an ± b on a grid.
- Some students should be able to plot a non-linear sequence on a grid