(Used for Tiffin Year 9 scheme of work)
Includes a 'levelled activity' where students advance through progressively difficult levels. Please note that the slides may be updated within the next month to include more of (d) below.
(a) Recap: Find/use nth term of a linear sequence.
(b) Find/use nth term of a quadratic sequence.
(c) Identify the formula for the nth term of a simple geometric sequence (e.g nth term of 2, 4, 8, 16, ... is 2^n)
(d) Extension: Solve sequence proofs and problems involving missing terms, using algebraic approaches.
(a) Term-to term rules and position-to-term rules (both linear and non-linear)
(b) Finding the nth term of linear sequences.
(c) Finding nth term of an oscillating sequence (e.g. 100th term of 6, 4, 1, 6, 4, 1, 6, ...) with application to last digit of powers (e.g. 3^100)
Mostly covers the AQA IGCSE Further Maths syllabus. Includes general sequence problems, limiting values of a sequence, and nth term of quadratic sequences.
A series of posters on teaching methods I don't like, including details of the original method, my pedagogical complaints, and my preferred method.