Patterns and Sequences

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Patterns and Sequences

Creating a Sequence using Formulae

Students learn how about creating a sequence using formulae.  Students progress from using function machines to ...

Describing Number Patterns

Students learn describing number patterns on a term to term basis.  More able students tackle Fibonacci and geom...

Describing Picture Sequences

Students learn how about describing picture sequences.  During the lesson students learn how to model a picture ...

Finding the nth Term of a Sequence

Students learn about finding the nth term of a sequence.  During the lesson they are taught how to break a seque...

Plotting Sequences on a Grid

Students learn about plotting sequences on a grid.  A handout is provided to help students progress from finding...

Term to Term Sequences

Students learn how to describe and continue linear and non-linear sequences using a term to term rule.  As learn...

Tables of Functions

Students are introduced to linear functions in the form y = mx + c by breaking them down using function machines...

Recurrence Formulae

In this mathematics lesson students learn how to generate terms of a sequence using a recurrence formula.  As le...

Nth Term Quadratic

To find the nth term of a quadratic sequence students are taught to break down the formula into into quadratic, ...

Nth Term Linear

Students learn how to create formula, called the nth term, to algebraically describe a numerical and picture ari...

Geometric Sequences

Throughout this mathematics lesson students learn how to derive the nth term for geometric sequences in the form...

Generating a Sequence

Students learn how to generate sequences using the nth term formula.  As learning progresses they progress from ...

Coordinates in all Four Quadrants

Students learn how to plot and read coordinate pairs in all four coordinates.  As learning progresses students c...

Coordinates in the First Quadrant

Students learn how to plot and read coordinate in the first quadrant.As learning progresses students consider th...

Mr Mathematics Blog

How to Simplify Surds

When learning how to simplify surds students need to understand the difference between a rational and irrational number. Rational numbers include integers and terminating and repeating decimals. They can be written as a fraction with both the numerator and denominator as integers. An irrational number is a number which, in its decimal form does not […]

Sharing an Amount to a Given Ratio

There are three common methods for sharing an amount to a given ratio.  Depending on the age group and ability range I am teaching I would choose one approach over the other two. The three methods are: Using fractions Unitary method Using a table In this blog I will demonstrate each of the three methods […]

Plotting Scatter Graphs and Understanding Correlation

To introduce plotting scatter graphs and understanding correlation I ask students to think about the relationships between different variables and to describe how they might be related. Here's my starter activity which students discuss in pairs then present to me on mini-whiteboards. When the students have had time to discuss the matching pairs we talk […]