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There's nothing like a relaxing trek through the Amazon Rainforest to kick of your summer break! So far you've seen many cool animals: Parrots, Spider Monkeys, Tapirs, and other stunning creatures. As you and your crew drive your rental van through the jungle, about halfway through your journey, your van suddenly slows. After a moment, it comes to a complete halt.
You and your group freeze in shock, while your tour guide furiously slams the gas pedal and slaps at the dashboard. He sighs, and turns around to reveal the bad news: you are now stranded in the middle of the Amazon Rainforest. Your group dares not trek out of the open-top van, for fear of being attacked by animals. But you know the vehicle would not protect you forever.
Suddenly, your dashboard buzzes to life. A screen at the front of the van, usually used to identify animals you view, lights up. A message flashes across the monitor:
"Emergency Procedure Activated:
Clues for deciphering codes located throughout your vehicle:
Search in and around your van for the clues to your codes. There are forty minutes left until sunset.
Hurry up and find the codes!
* I have to say that this is an "" style due to the followings: (For more an in-depth Digital Breakout on Geometric Sequences, take a look at: LEAK)
► Determining whether a given sequence is Geometric or NOT
► Finding the Explicit Formula of a Geometric Sequence (Given: List of terms, OR first term & common ratio)
► Finding the next term of a Geometric Sequence given a List of terms
► Finding the nth term of a Geometric Sequence (Given: List of terms, OR Explicit Formula, OR first term & common ratio)
► Finding the Recursive Formula of a Geometric Sequence (Given: List of terms)
► Applications where students are given the initial value and have to find the value of the nth term in a situation.
☑ Determining whether a given sequence is Geometric, or NOT
☑ Finding the the common ratio in a Geometric Sequence
☑ The Explicit Formula of a Geometric Sequence: an = a1 * r ^(n - 1)
☑ The Recursive Formula of a Geometric Sequence: a1 = 1; an = a(n - 1) * r
There are 6 locks that require unique combinations. Students may work individually, with pairs, or groups in unlocking these locks. Collaboration, Communication, Creativity, and Critical Thinking are very evident as students trying to breakout.
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F.IF.3: Recognize that sequences are functions, sometimes defined recursively, who domain is subset of the integers
When this activity was completed by my students they shared how much they've enjoyed it as it allowed them to work together and the "Mystery" part of it when finding the combinations made them think outside the box.
► Link to Google Site with its associated activities
► Visual step-by-step instructions on breaking each of the 5 locks
► Optional Recording Form
► Suggested Step-by-Step Answer Key
► Combinations to breakout
► Optional Hint Cards
► Optional Site Map (NEW:When I divided my students into 2 groups (7-8 students per group), I gave each group this site map so they could IDENTIFY and DIVIDE the locks amongst themselves.Students who managed to unlock one of the locks moved on to help their partners in the group.This site map allowed students to stay in control and focused.I truly hope you like using it)
As this activity has 6 locks, you may choose to complete all locks or skip some. If you decide to skip some locks, just provide the students with the combination to that particular lock.
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