Rules Vs General Rules: Exploring Number Sequences

Rules Vs General Rules: Exploring Number Sequences
Rules Vs General Rules: Exploring Number Sequences
Rules Vs General Rules: Exploring Number Sequences
Rules Vs General Rules: Exploring Number Sequences
Rules Vs General Rules: Exploring Number Sequences
Rules Vs General Rules: Exploring Number Sequences
Rules Vs General Rules: Exploring Number Sequences
Rules Vs General Rules: Exploring Number Sequences
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This activity is a student centered exploration of the differences between rules and general rules when looking at number sequences. The use of "term" and "term number" are used to address differences between a number on the list (represented by the variable t) and it's location in the list (represented by the variable n).

Besides exploring the various number relationships that exist in a number sequence, students will be shown how to communicate that relationship in the form of an equation. An example portion is provided to visually assist students. Likewise, a chart is used to organize the number sequence (similar to a t-chart). This is a precursor to the x and y table used in Algebra.

Furthermore, student will be asked a series of multiple choice questions upon completion of the first page to identify correlations between the rule and general rule. There is a conclusion statement provided at the end of the exploration to provide closure and make sure everyone walks away with the same understanding.

I have personally used this activity with a diverse population of students in a small group setting and have found much success. This exploration takes a relatively complex topic and makes it accessible to everyone without the intimidation or boredom of a textbook / class lecture. The answer keys are provided.
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4 pages
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Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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