Issue headbands to four pupils. Deduce expressions to calculate the nth term of quadratic sequences. How do you turn the two times table into the sequence? Until now it’s always been something we’ve taught for enrichment. Newer Post Older Post Home. R Choi Thank you for this great resource. The sample assessment materials provide two examples of geometric progression questions.

Newer Post Older Post Home. I printed them A5 to stick neatly in their books but you might prefer A4. For each of the sequences in question 1 find the value of term 10 and term But now we need to include a few weeks’ worth of sequences lessons in our GCSE schemes of work. Do pupils now have to be able to find the nth term using this formula? The beauty of mathematics lies in the connections we make, not the disparate skills.

As you may have guessed from my earlier post Also, do have a look at AQA’s resources for this topic – their recurrence relations activities are great. Thank you for creating a paper like this. Temr the following lesson my colleague, D, used this idea to develop the concept of Nth term with another class.

Camilla Clarkson Thank you for your comment. I’m surprised to hear that this formula is in GCSE textbooks – I didn’t know it was commonly used at this level. Until now it’s always been something we’ve taught for enrichment.

# Mr Barton Maths

Explain that each person represents a term in a sequence, given by the headband. Equipment Giant playing cards or numbers on two different colours of A5 card Numbered headbands I made crowns out of corrugated border card. I’ve been busy getting my head around the additional sequences content in the new 9 – 1 Maths GCSE and thought it would be helpful to share my findings. I described them using the following comparisons with the roller disco at our local Sports Centre: Harry Anderson Why do you have to be a subscriber.

Pattern Spotting In a fairly simple sequence, students might be able to make comparisons to known sequences eg square numbers to derive the nth term. I love the worksheets produced by danwalker on TES resources.

For each of the sequences in question 1 find the value of term 10 and term Hopefully my students will be able to assess the materials. I normally save it for A level.

Dilane Navaratnarajah This helped me a lot. Pupil 2 turns around their card — Red 5. A worksheet on the nth term and term-to-term rule of sequences The worksheet begins with substitution into an nth term to generate a sequence, progressing to finding an nth term and finishing with harder problems.

Keep me logged in. This is what he came up with: This idea just sort of appeared in my sequences lesson. We homewprk with all the cards in the suit.

I would add though a link to geometric sequence under tags. A good selection of questions too. The worksheet begins with substitution into an nth term to generate a sequence, progressing to finding an nth term and finishing with harder problems.

Unknown 26 August at Outcome I used this as a plenary for a term to term sequences lesson with a shared class. Pupil 1 turns around their card — Red 3.

## Find the nth term formula – linear sequences

Don’t show this message again. Suitable for KS4 or upper KS3. By registering, you can access all our pdf content for free. Some tasty questions from a tough textbook exercise After a student completes a sheet they just move to the next homesork there are no duplicate questions. How do you get from the headband to the sequence? Basically a set of results are combined to make a numerical code.