Sequence: The Sequence Calculator

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Work through a sequence in discovering number patterns. Using the interactive, pupils explore arithmetic and geometric sequences by setting the initial value and the common difference or ratio. Learners distinguish between the two types of sequences and generate the first few terms of specific sequences.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Lead a discussion on the vocabulary associated with geometric and arithmetic sequences
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires the user to sign up for a free login account
  • Class members should be familiar with exponential functions
Pros

  • Students can reveal the correct answer if they get stuck
  • Provides an open discussion question
Cons

  • Supplemental material will not load
Common Core