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.
Worksheet
Math Stars

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
You've just hit the jackpot of integrating math problems and riddles with this jumbo-sized resource! Written as a newsletter, scroll through 35 pages of puzzles and quality problems to engage and encourage your learners to inquire and...
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...
Lesson Plan
K20 LEARN

#### Didn’t We Already Learn That Pattern? Functions/Arithmetic Sequences

For Teachers 9th Standards
Just how many toothpicks does the pattern take? After watching a video of someone building a pattern with toothpicks, groups create methods to find the number of toothpicks needed to accomplish that task. Groups either use explicit...
Instructional Video26:23
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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...
Instructional Video11:42
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Flipped Math

#### 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...
Assessment
Bowland

#### Patchwork Cushions

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Find out if there are enough squares. Given diagrams for the first four figures in a sequence, pupils try to determine the next figure. Individuals find the number of square and triangle pieces of fabric that are required to make...
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
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CCSS Math Activities

#### Smarter Balanced Sample Items: High School Math – Claim 3

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Communication is the key. A presentation provides 25 sample items for Claim 3, Communicating Reasoning, for the Smarter Balanced High School Math assessment. Items require pupils to answer the question and provide logical reasoning to...
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

#### Polygon Polynomials

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Patterns in polygons lead to patterns in polynomials. Presented with a series of polygons, individuals create polynomial expressions to represent their patterns. The algebra project consists of nine problems that incorporate polynomial...
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...
Lesson Plan
Kenan Fellows

#### Dinner Party: Using Pattern Trains to Demonstrate Linear Functions

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Nothing fancy here ... just your run-of-the-mill Algebra party! Learners explore the patterns of linear functions while designing seating arrangements for a dinner party. Comparing the number of tables to the perimeter of the combined...
Activity
101 Questions

#### Can-struction

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Can you solve it?! A New York City art challenge involves making sculptures from cans. The task is to determine the number of cans used in the engineering award-winning sculpture. Scholars consider the patterns in the different layers to...
Activity
101 Questions

#### Toothpicks

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Analyze patterns and build functions. Young scholars work on their modeling skills with an inquiry-based lesson. After watching a video presentation of the problem, they write functions and make predictions.
Activity
101 Questions

#### Super Stairs

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Keep your classes climbing in the right direction. Young mathematicians collect data from a video presentation. Using their data, they build an arithmetic sequence and use it to make predictions.
Activity
101 Questions

#### Pixel Pattern

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Any vintage video game users in the room? Young scholars use a video presentation to analyze patterns in pixel arrangements. By writing an arithmetic sequence, they make predictions about the size of the image.