Recursion: Smaller Sibling Pyramids

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Get siblings to do your work. Scholars learn how to perform summations of arithmetic sequences in an innovative lesson. They use iterations, smaller siblings (tail-end recursion), and the divide-and-conquer approach.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Use optional writing activity as an exit ticket/ticket-out-the-door assignment
Classroom Considerations
  • Activity requires a large number of tokens (buttons, coins, etc.)
  • It is helpful if learners have some experience with additive patterns
  • Includes worksheets for all parts of lesson
  • Teacher guide has detailed procedures for how to conduct the activity
  • Does not include an answer key for worksheets
Common Core