Plotting Sequences on a Grid

Plotting Sequences on a Grid
Plotting Sequences on a Grid
Plotting Sequences on a Grid
Plotting Sequences on a Grid

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Plotting Sequences on a Grid

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
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