Finding the nth term

I’ve used this simple booklet with a range of classes and it just works! Many thanks to my former colleague Nick McIvor for creating it and sharing it.  A well structured set of examples that enables students to see the patterns. I would still teach the nth term more formally after using this, but it’s a great introduction and it builds confidence.Screen Shot 2015-10-27 at 20.35.33

For quadratic sequences, here’s a similar approach from @mathsjem

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