Arithmetic Sequences: Paying of a Loan

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How long does it take to pay off a loan? Pupils use a graph to model the sequence associated with paying off a loan. Using the graph, learners determine the initial value and the common difference of the arithmetic sequence. The learners find out the number of payments required to repay the debt.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Lead a discussion on whether the graph of a sequence is continuous or discreet
Classroom Considerations

  • Class members should be familiar with the general form of an arithmetic sequence
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Pros

  • Allows the learner to visualize arithmetic sequences as linear
  • Provides the option to reveal the correct answer if necessary
Cons

  • None
Common Core