This set contains 16 task cards
featuring arithmetic sequence and series 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 series 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 product is designed to be used for a class, as well as for a math center or home-study, and it includes:
• A sheet with an introduction to the topic (a quick review of the ideas of an
arithmetic sequence and series, including arithmetic sequence and series
• A solved example
• 16 task cards with word problems (accompanied by colored pictures)
• A blank answer sheet for students
• An Answer Key
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This resource is included in the following bundle:
Arithmetic Sequences and Series - Bundle