Students practice writing explicit formulas in an arithmetic sequence in this matching card activity. One half of the 20 pairs of matching cards hasan arithmetic sequence of numbers and the other half has the explicit formula. Students work individually, in pairs or small groups to match the cards.
Sequences are an important skill for students in Algebra 1 and Algebra 2. Understanding sequences and their formulas helps students become more proficient in recognizing patterns and writing equations of all types.
20 pairs of matching cards
Worksheet for students to explain their work
Weekly 5 form-- Use as a daily warm up
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