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Recursive Sequences

Activity Overview

Students use the sequence mode of the graphing calculator to generate recursive sequences and then examine the values.

Key Steps

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    Students learn how to generate the terms of a recursive sequence using the sequence mode of the graphing calculator. 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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    Then students are given the first few terms of a sequence and determine the recursive formulas that describe the sequence.