Sequences Represented as Functions

What comes next? Starting with concrete drawings and advancing to using function notation, learners work together to solve problems involving sequences. They predict the nth term in a sequence and write sequences in function notation.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Miscellaneous math manipulatives can be available to assist struggling learners with concrete representations of sequences
  • Use ideas on index cards as an intro to the next day's lesson to clear up issues that may cause learners to struggle
Classroom Considerations

  • Assign partners or groups based on differing abilities before the lesson
Pros

  • Starts with concrete concepts and advances to the abstract
  • Learners work collaboratively
Cons

  • Does not provide an answer key