Mexican Wave Sequences
15/06/2010 Leave a comment
A great little game to make sequences fun!
Get the pupils into a horseshoe. Put up an nth term rule on the board. They have to do a mexican wave around the horseshoe but as they stand up they have to shout out the next term in the sequence. The first person is n=1, second person is n=2 etc… See if they can get all the way around the horseshoe without making a mistake. If they do make a mistake they have to start again! Increase the complexity of the nth term rules as you go along!
A great game as it reinforces the idea that the common difference is the coefficient of the n term.
Sorry, I can’t remember who put forward this idea but it is brilliant. Thank you!
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