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Patterns to Graphs

Experience the connection between a number pattern and its graph

Publisher: Texas Instruments UK

Editor: Barrie Galpin

Topic:  Mathematics

Tags  Linear ,  Patterns ,  Functions ,  Graphs

The aim of this activity is to allow students to experience the connection between a numerical relationship (number pattern) and its graphical representation. Students are encouraged to 'spot the hidden rule' and to express it algebraically. They can then self-check their answer by plotting the 'rule' as a function.

In addition, by classifying their results at the end of the lesson and looking for similarities in the functions, students can identify the effects of the different parameters on the function.

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