Generating a Sequence

Generating a Sequence
Generating a Sequence
Generating a Sequence

What's Included

  • Smart Notebooks Presentation
  • Interactive Excel File
  • Activ Inspire Flipchart
  • Lesson Plan
  • Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation
  • Differentiated Worksheet

Generating a Sequence

Students learn how to generate sequences using the nth term formula.  As learning progresses they progress from generating linear sequences to quadratic and exponential sequences using the 'table' mode on a scientific calculator.
Differentiated Learning Objectives
  • All students should be able to generate a linear sequence from the nth term formula
  • Most students should be able to generate a quadratic sequence from the nth term formula.
  • Some students should be able to generate any sequence when given the nth term formula.
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Scheme of Work Link
Patterns and Sequences Foundation SoW Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences Higher SoW
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