Colleen Werner

Colleen Werner
Algebra II
80 Lessons
Ipswich High
Ipswich, MA
Student Environment:
Suburban
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Introduction to Sequences
 
Big Idea: Detecting patterns in numbers helps students see the mathematical relationships that underlie real world phenomena. In this colorful lesson, students look at patterns of numbers and uncover the rule used to generate them.
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Arithmetic Sequences
 
Big Idea: There are easier ways to generate the 100th term of an arithmetic sequence than listing all 99 terms before it. In this lesson, students learn to work flexibly with explicit and recursive expressions of an arithmetic sequence.
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Geometric Sequences
 
Big Idea: There are easier ways to generate the 100th term of a geometric sequence than listing all 99 terms before it. In this lesson, students learn to work flexibly with explicit and recursive expressions of a geometric sequence.
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Modeling with Sequences
 
Big Idea: Arithmetic and geometric sequences can be used to model real quantities and gain useful information.
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Quiz on Sequences and Intro to Sigma Notation
 
Big Idea: Big Idea #1 Students show what they know about sequences on this quiz Big Idea #2 Sigma notation is a concise way of expressing the sum of terms.
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Introduction to Series and Partial Sums
 
Big Idea: A series is the sum of terms of a sequence.
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Arithmetic Series
 
Big Idea: Arithmetic sums can be used for estimation. How many seats are in a stadium? How many tiles in a work of art? What's the total profit made by a business?
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Geometric Series
 
Big Idea: The first proof in Algebra 2! Students learn to derive the formula for the sum of the first n terms of a finite geometric sequence.
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Financial Series Project (DAY 1)
 
Big Idea: Show me the money! Allow students to engage in a productive struggle with the geometric series formula by using it to model various financial situations like car loans, interest bearing accounts, and periodic savings.
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Financial Series Project (DAY 2)
 
Big Idea: Show me the money! Allow students to engage in a productive struggle with the geometric series formula by using it to model various financial situations like car loans, interest bearing accounts, and periodic savings.
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Modeling with Sequences and Series
 
Big Idea: Mix it up! Now I put several types of application problems together and make sure students know when to model with a sequence and when to use a series.
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Review of Sequences and Series
 
Big Idea: Help students assess their own understanding of sequences and series with a concept checklist. Students will organize and practice what they have learned about arithmetic and geometric sequences and series in preparation for the next day's test.
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Sequence and Series Test
 
Big Idea: This is the chance for students to demonstrate that they know how to apply the concepts of sequences and series and work flexibly with the formulas.
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