Lesson Plan: The General Term of a Sequence Mathematics

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to use the general term or a recursive formula of a sequence to work out terms in the sequence.

Objectives

Students will be able to

  • find certain terms of a sequence given the general term or a recursive formula,
  • write out a sequence given the general term or a recursive formula,
  • verify the general term of a sequence.

Prerequisites

Students should already be familiar with

  • sequence notation.

Exclusions

Students will not cover

  • sigma notation,
  • sums of sequences.

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