Your students will stay engaged as they take a tour through geometric sequences, word problems, explicit and recursive formulas, and other aspects of the exponential function. Written as an introduction, this circuit is great for the end of the year in an algebra one class (CCSS) or in algebra two before the study of logarithms.
The circuit format requires students to hunt for their answer(s) before proceeding in the circuit. The problems are progressive in nature so the students build on ideas that they uncover as they go. This allows for precision and excellent questioning. You will love the sounds of your students' discussion as they work through a circuit.
Can be made into task cards, a scavenger hunt, and can even be used as guided notes.
The answer key is embedded the circuit. The only prep the teacher needs to do is work the circuit before his or her students so he or she can understand the unpacking of the idea.