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This worksheet gives the first couple of terms of an arithmetic or geometric sequence. The students have to identify the rate of change, fill in the missing terms of the sequence and write the explicit and recursive expressions for each sequence.
I like to use this worksheet as group work. I have the students work in pairs or groups of three. I set the timer for 16 mins. Each group has one worksheet and every 2 minutes I say "rotate" and the groups pass the paper to the next person in their group. In order to stay on task, the group members that aren't writing have to stay engaged so that they are ready when it is time to rotate papers.