Geometric and Recursively Defined Sequences

50 Minute Class, Algebra 1, Curriculum

Learning Goal: Understand how to write equations for geometric sequences and identify terms for recursively defined sequences.


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  • Common Core
    • HSF.BF.A.2 – Write arithmetic and geometric sequences both recursively and with an explicit formula, use them to model situations, and translate between the two forms.
  • TEKS (2015-16)
    • A.12(C) – identify terms of arithmetic and geometric sequences when the sequences are given in function form using recursive processes
    • A.12(D) – write a formula for the nth term of arithmetic and geometric sequences, given the value of several of their terms