Connecting Arithmetic Sequences to Linear Equations

This Connecting Arithmetic Sequences to Linear Equations lesson plan also includes:

Common difference is to arithmetic sequences as what is to linear equations? (Answer: slope) Pupils learn how arithmetic sequences can be considered as linear patterns. They then write linear equations to represent arithmetic sequences and to solve problems.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the resource to introduce the relationship between arithmetic sequences and linear equations
Classroom Considerations

  • Note that the lesson is not an introductory activity
  • Learners need to be familiar with the explicit formula for the arithmetic sequences, as well as writing linear equations
Pros

  • Considers both slope-intercept and point-slope forms
  • Resource includes answer key
Cons

  • No blank student worksheets
Common Core