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Using Friday Puzzlers to Discover Arithmetic Sequences

Arlene Yolles 

November 2003, Volume 9, Issue 3, Page 180

Abstract:
Article shows how the solutions to five simple problems can be used to develop the concept and formula for the sum of an arithmetic sequence. Five problems and sample student responses are included.

Keywords:
Article
Algebraic Patterns
Grades 6-8
Teacher
Problems
Problem Solving / Problem Posing