# Lesson Plan: Sequence Formulas Mathematics

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

#### Objectives

Students will be able to

- identify a specified number of terms of a sequence, or a specific term, given the general term or a recursive formula,
- identify properties of a sequence given its general term or a recursive relationship, for example, determining if the sequence is increasing or decreasing,
- find the general term of a sequence,
- find a recursive formula for the sequence.

#### Prerequisites

Students should already be familiar with

- sequence notation.

#### Exclusions

Students will not cover

- sigma notation,
- sequence sums.