# Arithmetic Sequences and Series - Bundle

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This bundle contains Theory + 26 Task Cards + 16 Word Problems featuring Arithmetic Sequences and Series problems.

Tasks 1-12 ... are Arithmetic Sequence problems.
Students will practice identifying the first term and the common
difference in the sequence, writing the explicit formula of a given
arithmetic sequence, using a formula to find a specific term, the number
of terms, and other variations of the General Formula.

Tasks 13-22 … are Arithmetic Series problems. Students will practice finding the
sum of an arithmetic sequence, using a formula to find the sum of a specific
number of terms, the number of terms, and other variations of the Summation
Formula. Tasks 21 and 22 require solving a system of linear equations using the
arithmetic sequence formula for the nth term and the formula for the sum the first n
terms.

Tasks 23-25 … are complex problems that require using both formulas - the
arithmetic sequence formula for the nth term and the formula for the sum the first n
terms.

Task 26 … asks students to determine if sequences are arithmetic or not when
given their explicit formulas.

WORD PROBLEMS
These 16 task cards feature arithmetic sequence related real-life word problems with multiple choice, accompanied by pictures. The activity includes word problems with varying levels of difficulty that help students to practice how to solve real-life problems involving arithmetic sequence and challenge them at the same time.

Tasks 1-5 ... are elementary word problems requiring 1 or 2 steps, often just
substituting known values in a formula. To answer them, students should be
familiar how to use the arithmetic sequence formula for the nth term and how to
sum the first n terms.

Tasks 6-10 … are medium difficulty word problems requiring more than 2 steps.
They are not so typical, and require a bit of invention. To answer them, students
should be familiar how to use the arithmetic sequence formula for the nth term
and how to sum the first n terms.

Tasks 11-14 … are higher difficulty word problems, as they require solving a
system of linear equations using the arithmetic sequence formula for the nth term
and the formula for the sum the first n terms.

Tasks 15-16 … are two word problems that ask students to apply arithmetic
sequence knowledge when finding the lengths of the sides of a triangle.

Because from my experience the critical step is to be able to identify or extract known values from the word problem, I also included a more detailed answer sheet and answer key at the end of this set. It requires students to record into it all of the known values, as well as the values they were required to find, for each individual word problem.

This bundle is designed to be used for a class, as well as for a math center or home-study, and it includes:
• Theory - an introduction to the topic (a quick review of the ideas of an arithmetic sequence and arithmetic series, including arithmetic sequence and series formulas and solved examples)
• 16 Word Problems with a solved example, a blank answer sheet for students and an Answer Key
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