Recursive Patterns and Explicit Functions

Instructional Resource

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Smarter Balanced
Subjects
Mathematics
Grade Levels
Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12
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Recursive Patterns and Explicit Functions

Instructional Resource

In this 45-minute lesson, students will be exploring patterns to identify the rate of increase or decrease between terms in a sequence, use that information to predict the value of the next item, and ultimately write the explicit function to correctly identify the n-th term of the sequence. Students should then be able to state the recursive pattern of an explicit function. The focus is on linear relationships with extensions involving non-linear rates of increase/decrease to be explored as enrichment.

Author
Ryan Parkman
Publisher
Smarter Balanced - Smarter Tools for Teachers