This is a unit I want to do some serious revamping of this summer. These pages have remained basically unchanged since I started teaching sequences and series. I think my teaching has improved; now I need to come up with a way to improve my notes.

A couple of students suggested that I spend more time having them find values recursively before I ever give them formulas. I think this is definitely worth considering! I see the need for the formula. Now, I need to get my kiddos to see the need for the formula.

Ideas for revamping this unit:

**Sequence vs Series Card Sort**- Some students seem to confuse the definition of series with the definition of arithmetic. Fix this!

**Arithmetic vs Geometric Card Sort**- Students must determine whether to solve for r or d!

**Solve Two Ways**- Make a notebook page where students have to solve for a certain term or sum recursively AND using the formula.

**Word Problem Practice**- Put more word problems and their worked solutions in our notebooks! Students seem to struggle with determining arithmetic vs. geometric from a story problem.

**Dice**- Have students generate their own sequences somehow. Roll a die. This is a sub one. Roll the die again. This is a sub two. If this sequence is arithmetic, continue it. If this sequence is geometric, continue it.

Table of Contents:

Frayer Models:

Arithmetic Sequence and Series Formulas:

Geometric Sequences and Series Formulas:

where can I find the pdf file for the arithmetic formula foldable?

ReplyDeleteAll of my files can be found here: https://app.box.com/s/abl3ycndkyzb7jcujpdf

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