Common Differences
The below QuickQuestion Interface © generates random sequences.
By clicking on the blue boxes that appear you can reveal the first, second and third differences, and finally the nth term.
Generate a sequence, and calculate the differences, and use this information to calculate the nth term.
Then check your answers.
By clicking on the blue boxes that appear you can reveal the first, second and third differences, and finally the nth term.
Generate a sequence, and calculate the differences, and use this information to calculate the nth term.
Then check your answers.
Ideas for Teachers
Rather than just looking for the end product of the nth term, this activity allows students to check their work in getting to the answer. Great for use with ShowMe boards.
There is also a demonstration of the algebraic methods behind finding each nth term, just press the "Show Algebra" button, and reveal the steps by clicking the boxes.
Rather than just looking for the end product of the nth term, this activity allows students to check their work in getting to the answer. Great for use with ShowMe boards.
There is also a demonstration of the algebraic methods behind finding each nth term, just press the "Show Algebra" button, and reveal the steps by clicking the boxes.
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