Recurrence Formulae

Recurrence Formulae
Recurrence Formulae
Recurrence Formulae

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Recurrence Formulae

In this mathematics lesson students learn how to generate terms of a sequence using a recurrence formula.  As learning progresses they consider second term sequences as well as deriving possible formulae from a pattern.  The start of the lesson is used to recap the difference between geometric and arithmetic sequences by categorising various patterns into each group.

Differentiated Learning Objectives

  • All students should be able to generate the first six terms of a recurrence sequence in the form Un+1
  • Most students should be able to generate the first six terms of a recurrence sequence using the previous term.
  • Some students should be able to generate the first six terms of a recurrence sequence in the form Un+2= aUn+1Un
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Patterns and Sequences - Foundation

Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences - Higher

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