Education Technology

Generating Recursive Sequences to Explore Linearity

Activity Overview

Students will understand patterns, relations, and functions. They will also use mathematical models to represent and understand quantitative relationships.

Before the Activity

Provide each student with a copy of the attached .pdf document.

During the Activity

  • Define a perimeter pattern recursively
  • Generate a recursive sequence with the calculator using two methods
  • Use recursion to answer questions
  • After the Activity

  • Review student answers
  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary