Recurrence Formulae

Recurrence Formulae
Recurrence Formulae
Recurrence Formulae
Recurrence Formulae

              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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