Recursive Formulas

Write formulas that depend upon previous terms. Individuals watch a video that explains how to create a recursive formula based on a sequence of numbers. Learners find out how to determine whether a sequence is geometric or arithmetic and then practice creating recursive formulas, identifying the type of sequence, and justifying their decisions.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Have classmates create a recursive formula and swap with others to generate the sequence from it
Classroom Considerations
  • Assumes the class has a basic understanding of sequences
  • Installment two of a four-part unit on sequences
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Pros
  • Provides an additional practice worksheet for individuals needing extra work to gain mastery
  • Contains problems that are a review from previous units to maintain skills practice
Cons
  • None
Common Core