Number patterns and recursion

General Mathematics: Units 1 and 2

Lesson notes

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Chapters

Introduction

Welcome

Learning Objectives

Recap of past learning

A recurrence relationship

A recurrence relationship: Showing your working out

Example: Using a recurrence relationship

Example 2: Application of arithmetic sequences

Final words

Description

This video is the next in the Sequences series of lessons for the General Maths Units 1 and 2 course. Having looked at the basics of arithmetic sequences, we now look at the different ways of writing a sequence. One of the most important for the General Maths Units 3 and 4 course will be the knowledge of how to write a recurrence relationship. These are a way of writing both arithmetic and geometric sequence and are used a lot. I show how to read them and use them in a range of questions.

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