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Recursive Sequences

Published on 08/15/2010

Activity Overview

In this activity, students will use the sequence mode of the graphing calculator to generate recursive sequences and then examine the values. They will also write recursive sequence formulas for given sequences.

Key Steps

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    In this activity, students learn how to generate the terms of a recursive sequence using the Spreadsheet Application. Before generating a sequence, students will describe the sequence verbally and determine the second and third terms of the sequence by hand.

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    Discuss the material from the activity pages and worksheet with students as needed.