Lesson Plan
West Contra Costa Unified School District

#### Search and Rescue Activity

For Students 8th - 10th Standards
Get your classes moving and practicing sequences at the same time! Learners move about the room solving problems and finding their solutions. Problems include both recursive and explicit formulas and both geometric and arithmetic sequences.
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### Hop To It!

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students determine patterns. In this mathematics lesson, students act out a skit, play a sequence game, and complete patterns. Students use problems solving skills.
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#### Sequences

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
To say it explicitly—put the terms in order. Pupils learn about the two main sequences, arithmetic and geometric and discover the general explicit formulas for both types. Using the formulas, learners then calculate specific terms of the...
Instructional Video13:27
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#### Recursive Formulas

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
Write formulas that depend upon previous terms. Individuals watch a video that explains how to create a recursive formula based on a sequence of numbers. Learners find out how to determine whether a sequence is geometric or arithmetic...
Instructional Video11:42
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#### Explicit Formulas

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
Find a faster way to determine the 100th term of a sequence. Learners watch a video providing instruction on a way to find the nth term of a sequence—without writing down all the previous terms. Scholars create explicit formulas for...
eBook
Rice University

#### College Algebra

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Is there more to college algebra than this? Even though the eBook is designed for a college algebra course, there are several topics that align to Algebra II or Pre-calculus courses. Topics begin with linear equation and inequalities,...
eBook
Rice University

#### Precalculus

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
Take a step beyond Algebra 2. Learners use the eBook to learn concepts from the typical Precalculus course. Content starts off with a short review of functions in general and moves on to the basic functions, finishing up with more...
eBook
Rice University

#### Algebra and Trigonometry

For Students 10th - Higher Ed Standards
Move on into trigonometry. An informative eBook takes the content of a College Algebra course and adds more relating to trigonometry and trigonometric functions. The content organization allows pupils to build upon their learning by...
eBook
Rice University

#### Intermediate Algebra

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Algebra concepts are all wrapped up in one nice bow. The resource combines all the concepts typically found in Algebra I and Algebra II courses in one eBook. The topics covered begin with solving linear equations and move to linear...
Assessment
Mathed Up!

#### Sequences

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Explicitly talk to the class about sequences. A segment of a review series for the General Certificate of Secondary Education math assessment provides a review of arithmetic sequences. Pupils watch a video showing how to find terms given...
Assessment
Concord Consortium

#### Boards IV

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Build a connection between algebraic sequences and spreadsheets. Learners examine a specific folding pattern and convert the pattern into a spreadsheet. The goal of the spreadsheet is to produce a sequence of a specific pattern modeled...
Assessment
Concord Consortium

#### Boards III

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Learn to visualize mathematical patterns as a folded pattern. Beginning with a visual display, the task encourages pupils to view sequences as a folded table. The pattern of the table then becomes a formula in a spreadsheet that...
Unit Plan
Mathematics Vision Project

#### Module 1: Sequences

For Students 8th - 10th Standards
Sequences are all about recognizing patterns. A module of 11 lessons builds pupils' understanding of sequences through pattern analysis. The practice connects the analysis to linear and exponential equations. This is the first module in...
Activity
5280 Math

#### Interesting Times

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Gain a little interest in functions with a real-life task. Young scholars analyze home loan data with a geometric sequence and series. They use the models to make predictions about the total loan payments at certain intervals in a useful...
Activity
5280 Math

#### Aquarium Equations

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Take a look at linear functions in a new environment. A three-stage algebra project first asks learners to model the salt concentration of an aquarium using linear functions. Then, using iterations, pupils create a set of input-output...
Activity
101 Questions

#### Domino Skyscraper

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Can a domino knock over a skyscraper? An inquiry-based lesson asks learners to calculate the size of domino needed to topple the Empire State Building. Using specific criteria and a geometric model, they find a solution.
Activity
101 Questions

#### The Incredible Shrinking Dollar

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Make money disappear! Young scholars watch as a copier shrinks a dollar bill to 75 percent of its size. Learners are left to determine the size of the dollar bill after nine passes through the copier.
Lesson Plan
National Research Center for Career and Technical Education

#### Depreciation (Double Declining)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Have you ever been told that your new car begins to lose its value as soon as you drive it off the lot? Aspiring accountants take on the concepts of depreciation and book value through an easy-to-deliver career and technology lesson...
Interactive
Shodor Education Foundation

#### Sequencer

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Take the first step into graphing sequences. Learners set the starting number, multiplier, add-on, and the number of steps for a sequence. Using the inputs, the interactive calculates and plots the sequence on the coordinate plane. Users...
Interactive
Shodor Education Foundation

#### Recursion

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Perform the operation ... and then do it again. Scholars investigate recursive formulas by creating and graphing them. Using the interactive, pupils set the variable, determine the initial value, and type in a recursive formula.The...
Interactive
CK-12 Foundation

#### Sums of Geometric Series

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
Geometric series either get bigger or approach a single number. So, how do you know which it is? An interactive presents three different geometric series with varying common ratios. With the aid of patterns, pupils determine values of r...
Interactive
CK-12 Foundation

#### Geometric Sequences: Bacteria Colony

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
Show budding mathematicians how to model a diminishing bacteria colony two ways—graphically and algebraically. Using the coordinate axis, pupils create a graph to represent the decay of a bacteria colony. They determine the number of...
Interactive
CK-12 Foundation

#### Sequence: The Sequence Calculator

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
Work through a sequence in discovering number patterns. Using the interactive, pupils explore arithmetic and geometric sequences by setting the initial value and the common difference or ratio. Learners distinguish between the two types...
Interactive
CK-12 Foundation

#### Finding the nth Term Given the Common Ratio and the First Term: Dominoes

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
Topple misunderstandings of geometric sequences. Using a context of creating ever-increasing sizes of dominoes, pupils develop a geometric sequence. The scenario provides the size of the first domino and the common ratio between...