I created this graphing geometric sequences foldable to wrap up our sequences unit in Algebra 1.
After working with finding rules and terms, I decided I still needed my students to wrap their minds around how the graph of a geometric sequence differed from the graphs we had previously made for arithmetic sequences.
After graphing the sequences, we discovered that geometric sequences form exponential functions.
In 2017-2018, one of the big things I emphasized in Algebra 1 was whether our graphs should be discrete or continuous. In the past, when we did these notes, I would draw in the curve to emphasize that geometric sequences form an exponential relationship when graphed.
I realized that because the sequence only includes discrete values that we shouldn’t connect the dots. This was hard for me. I feel like it’s much harder to see the exponential relationship without the line, but it led to a great conversation in class when a student asked if we could connect the dots.
Free Download of Graphing Geometric Sequences Foldable
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