Reflection: Rigor Comparing Sequences by Form and by Pattern of Change - Section 4: Exit Ticket and Homework


When reflecting on the exit ticket for this lesson, I couldn't help but think about how the exit ticket balanced rigor with accessibility. Almost all students were able to respond to the prompt, and all of the responses told me something different about how the students understood and interpreted the material.

For example, in Student Sample 1 Creating the Fibonacci Sequence and Student Sample 2 Creating the Fibonacci Sequence the students did a nice job describing the pattern of numbers through language, and will benefit from additional support to create equations from sequences.

Student Sample 3 Creating the Fibonacci SequenceStudent Sample 4 Creating the Fibonacci Sequence, and Student Sample 5 Creating the Fibonacci Sequence are all from my Honors section and are good examples of students being able to interpret and create functions from sequences. There are always areas for improvement, and collectively, these samples suggest to me that I need to continue emphasizing to students the importance of using details to not only show, but also explain their thinking.


  Rigor: The Fibonacci Sequence as a Complex and Rigorous Task
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Comparing Sequences by Form and by Pattern of Change

Unit 1: Thinking Like a Mathematician: Modeling with Functions
Lesson 6 of 10

Objective: SWBAT identify sequences as functions and compare arithmetic and geometric sequences. SWBAT generate explicit and recursive definitions for sequences.

Big Idea: Students explore the Fibonacci sequence and other sequences to further their understanding of functions!

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Math, Algebra, modeling, function notation, khan academy, kuta software, Geometric Sequences, Fibonacci sequence, arithmetic sequences, recursive formulas
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