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.
Handout
Curated OER

#### Series Review Sheet

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Save an infinite amount of time and enjoy this pre-made series formula guide. Arithmetic and geometric formulas are all included as well as Pascal's Triangle and examples of how the Binomial Theorem expands.
Lesson Plan
EngageNY

#### Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
Arithmetic and geometric sequences are linear and geometric patterns. Help pupils understand the relationship and see the connection with an activity that asks them to write the rules and classify the patterns correctly. A sorting...
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Flipped Math

#### 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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Flipped Math

#### 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...
Lesson Plan
Mathalicious

#### Pandemic

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Young scientists use exponential growth and logarithms to model how a virus spreads through a population. Pupils watch a news clip about the 2012 outbreak of Ebola. Scholars then manipulate inactive graphs to see how various factors...
Assessment
CCSS Math Activities

#### Smarter Balanced Sample Items: High School Math – Target N

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Let the resource be part of your lesson sequence. Learners work through eight questions given as part of a PowerPoint presentation in the Claim 1 Item Slide Show series. They must come up with functions for contextual situations and...
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...
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

#### Recursive Formulas: Fibonacci Sequence

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
Explore the building blocks of the Fibonacci Sequence. Given the lengths of sides of squares, pupils deduce the pattern to determine the lengths of two more squares. Learners continue to work with recursive formulas to generate numerical...
Unit Plan
Mathematics Vision Project

#### Module 1: Sequences

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Take steps into sequences. An 11-lesson unit builds upon pupils' previous understanding of writing expressions to develop the idea of sequences. The resource explores both arithmetic and geometric sequences using recursive and explicit...
Assessment
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Balanced Assessment

#### Local and Global Behavior

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Create rules for numerical sequences. Pupils develop local rules and recursive rules for number sequences. The sequences are linear, quadratic, and cubic in nature. Scholars find that some local rules do not work, no matter where in the...
Lesson Plan
West Contra Costa Unified School District

#### Geometric Sequences

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
Place a lesson on sequences in your sequence of lessons. Scholars first learn the basics of geometric sequences, such as common ratios and then they write recursive and explicit formulas for geometric sequences.
Worksheet
Shmoop

#### Building Functions Worksheet 2

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
If your test scores go up five points every problem you complete on this worksheet, is that an arithmetic or geometric sequence? Learners practice through four straightforward sequence questions and then finish with six word problems and...
Lesson Plan
EngageNY

#### Recursive Formulas for Sequences

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
Provide Algebra I learners with a logical approach to making connections between the types of sequences and formulas with a lesson that uses what class members know about explicit formulas to develop an understanding of recursive formulas.
Lesson Plan
EngageNY

#### Recursive Challenge Problem—The Double and Add 5 Game

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
As a continuation of a previous lesson, this activity builds on the concept of calculating the terms of a sequence. Pupils are challenged to determine the smallest starting term to reach a set number by a set number of rounds. Notation...
Lesson Plan
EngageNY

#### Recursive Challenge Problem—The Double and Add 5 Game

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Math is all fun and games! Use a game strategy to introduce the concept of sequences and their recursive formulas. The activity emphasizes notation and vocabulary.
Unit Plan
Mathematics Vision Project

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Inquiry-based learning and investigations form the basis of a deep understanding of quadratic functions in a very thorough unit plan.  Learners develop recursive and closed methods for representing real-life situations, then apply these...
Activity
PBS

#### Adventures With The Fish Pond: Population Modeling

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Build up from the previous activity where your learners charted the population growth and decay of a fish pond with M&Ms®. Have them look at the data from that activity and create a Now-Next, or recursive equations, to predict the...
Worksheet
Curated OER

#### Geometric Sequences

For Students 8th - 10th
Explore geometric sequences with this 30 problem worksheet. Upper graders determine if the sequences shown are geometric and find the common ratio. Then, given the explicit formula for a geometric sequence find the first five terms and...
Worksheet
Curated OER

#### Arithmetic Sequences

For Students 9th - 11th
Twenty-eight problems, two pages, and an answer key all related to number patterns, recursive formula, and arithmetic sequence. Leaners find the next number in the pattern or sequence and determine the arithmetic formula to go with the...