tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4242439961617529545.post5241283650223411170..comments2016-12-06T16:08:30.262+00:00Comments on Resourceaholic: New GCSE: SequencesJoanne Morgannoreply@blogger.comBlogger7125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4242439961617529545.post-25065735741702975622016-11-15T23:33:04.191+00:002016-11-15T23:33:04.191+00:00thank you - this has been really helpful and made ...thank you - this has been really helpful and made me more aware of what is expected from students on a topic that previously had very little airtime and relevance. I tend to steer away from the formula when teaching quadratics as I feel that finding the nth term in the linear sequence in the remainder is an extension of what they tend to know really well; also I feel it's too much informationMrsHnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4242439961617529545.post-7904284044862769172016-08-28T12:21:55.219+01:002016-08-28T12:21:55.219+01:00Thanks. I've never seen it in an old gcse text...Thanks. I've never seen it in an old gcse text book but it's common place in all the new text books I've seen for 9-1 even foundation.Jason Langrishhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11522152346183221133noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4242439961617529545.post-64528344071747210662016-08-26T11:51:01.035+01:002016-08-26T11:51:01.035+01:00They don't *have* to use that formula in the n...They don't *have* to use that formula in the new GCSE but their teacher may choose to teach it to them. I normally save it for A level. It has pros and cons... I'm surprised to hear that this formula is in GCSE textbooks - I didn't know it was commonly used at this level. There are a number of methods for finding the nth term of an arithmetic sequence - featured in <a href="http://Joanne Morganhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11919801458664779971noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4242439961617529545.post-90342667276905339782016-08-26T10:25:00.479+01:002016-08-26T10:25:00.479+01:00What is your understanding of nth term of arithmet...What is your understanding of nth term of arithmetic sequences. I'm seeing a lot of text books even at foundation using a+(n-1)d. Do pupils now have to be able to find the nth term using this formula?Unknownhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11522152346183221133noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4242439961617529545.post-48212149530978153792016-01-11T20:21:20.670+00:002016-01-11T20:21:20.670+00:00Thank you this is brilliantThank you this is brilliantegrovenoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4242439961617529545.post-19347986656713489152016-01-10T19:40:10.497+00:002016-01-10T19:40:10.497+00:00Really helpful. Thank youReally helpful. Thank youSeema Aminhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10513655648252595675noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4242439961617529545.post-13098407501827539482015-09-02T22:21:55.474+01:002015-09-02T22:21:55.474+01:00This has been really helpful. Thank you for sharin...This has been really helpful. Thank you for sharing :-)Becky Newmanhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/18208431560272222223noreply@blogger.com