This post will short, simple, and to the point because that’s all my wedding planning frazzled mind can handle. 10 days to go. 😀

My Algebra 2 students recently started our next unit on sequences and series. To kick things off, I made a foldable that summarizes the differences between arithmetic sequences, geometric sequences, and sequences that are neither arithmetic nor geometric.

After going over these definitions and arguing about the pronunciation of “arithmetic,” we moved on to a color-coding activity.

Students had to create a key for the color coding activity by coloring the words “arithmetic,” “geometric,” and “neither” at the top of the page. Then, they colored each sequence (usually just highlighted) to match its type. Finally, if it was arithmetic, they identified the common difference, and if it was geometric, they identified the common ratio.

## Free Download of Arithmetic, Geometric, or Neither Foldable

Arithmetic Geometric Neither Foldable (PDF) (702 downloads )

Arithmetic Geometric Neither Foldable (Editable Publisher File ZIP) (561 downloads )

## More Activities for Teaching Sequences and Series

- The Splice is Right Puzzle
- Step Puzzles by Naoki Inaba – A Logic Puzzle for Introducing Arithmetic Sequences
- Classifying Sequences Task from Mathspad
- Classifying Sequences Activity – Arithmetic, Geometric, or Neither?
- Types of Sequences Graphic Organizer
- Graphing Geometric Sequences Foldable
- Geometric Sequences Practice Sheet
- Geometric Sequences Formula Graphic Organizer
- Arithmetic Sequences Practice Sheet
- DINO Method for Finding the nth Term of an Arithmetic Sequence
- Finding the Rule for an Arithmetic Sequence by Graphing Foldable
- Arithmetic Geometric or Neither Color Coding Activity
- Arithmetic, Geometric, or Neither Foldable
- Sequences and Series Foldables

Anonymous

Wednesday 17th of May 2017

this is dopeish

Anonymous

Wednesday 17th of May 2017

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Anonymous

Wednesday 17th of May 2017

if i had to rate this page out of 10 id give it a 2ish

Anonymous

Wednesday 17th of May 2017

Yeah man, we iz 2 coo for skool

Anonymous

Wednesday 17th of May 2017

Agreed!

Lisa Winer

Thursday 3rd of March 2016

An Interesting side note my student told me earlier when I was teaching about arithmetic: when you have a word that is both a noun and an adjective, the accent is on the later syllable when an adjective. I will have to look it up, but she had coincidentally just read about it. Good luck and congrats!

Sarah Carter (@mathequalslove)

Thursday 3rd of March 2016

Very cool!

mahiker

Wednesday 2nd of March 2016

Nice, I like the color coding sheet. I look forward to seeing wedding pictures. Congrats!

Anonymous

Wednesday 17th of May 2017

that wedding me and anonymous are gonna get turnt up

Anonymous

Wednesday 17th of May 2017

The wedding id going to be lit

Sarah Carter (@mathequalslove)

Thursday 3rd of March 2016

Thanks Mary Anne!