This Recursive and Explicit Geometric Formulas lesson plan also includes:
Don't wait for the rebound—grab the resource at the first opportunity. A simple experiment has young mathematicians record the successive rebound heights of dropped balls. The data set represents a geometric sequence, so they write recursive and explicit formulas to model the data.
- Have the class brainstorm different applications of geometric sequences in a journal entry
- Learners should have experience with geometric sequences
- Experiment requires some materials, including a motion sensor and different types of balls
- Scholars will appreciate the hands-on nature of the activity
- Provides a problem to use as an exit ticket
- Lacks student worksheets or recording sheets