Lesson Plan Details


Linear Sequences: Finding the nth term

Lesson 1: Continuing a sequence This lesson looks at students being able to continue a sequence from a given rule, or obtaining a pattern from the numbers already given in the sequence. Through worked examples students get their first insight to the work involved with sequences. Lesson 2: Continuing a pattern This lesson concentrates around continuing patterns. Several worked examples look at numerical responses to the patterns generated. I usually teach this lesson after continuing a sequence and before the lesson on using the nth term. Lesson 3: Finding the nth term This lesson is mainly about finding the nth term of any linear sequence. Through worked examples students very quickly learn how to find the nth term of sequence such as 5, 8, 11, 14, etc… The lesson also touches on other sequences but through their new found understanding of the linear sequence. This lesson is taught after the lesson on using the nth term and, dependent on age or ability, before the lesson on sequences which involve quadratic solutions.

Category: Mathematics → Algebra
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Steven Cooper

The Resources within this shop are all designed for the teaching of Mathematics for those in the age range 5 - 18 years old. Most resources consist of a PowerPoint lesson followed by a worksheet for the students. With over twenty eight years of experience, the powerpoint/worksheets within the shop have been used successfully by myself and colleagues over that time. As a previous Assistant head, head of curriculum and with over 30 years of experience, the department has yearly been judged as adding substantial value to students grades.


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