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lucia ramsey 6 months ago
Gave some feedback: Ready to use
Christian LawsonPerfect 2 years ago
Gave some feedback: Ready to use
Deirdre Casey 2 years ago
In part b does not accept correct answer. Mistake also shown in the solutions.
Deirdre Casey 2 years ago
Gave some feedback: Has some problems
Christian LawsonPerfect 2 years, 3 months ago
Gave some feedback: Ready to use
Christian LawsonPerfect 2 years, 3 months ago
Saved a checkpoint:
Gave the variables sensible names and reworded some of the advice.
Elliott Fletcher 2 years, 3 months ago
Published this.Bradley Bush 2 years, 4 months ago
Gave some feedback: Needs to be tested
Bradley Bush 2 years, 4 months ago
Splitting into 3 questions with 3 parts each instead of 3 parts with 3 gaps
Christian LawsonPerfect 2 years, 4 months ago
And like the other sequences questions, the advice would benefit hugely from a table.
Christian LawsonPerfect 2 years, 4 months ago
Gave some feedback: Has some problems
Christian LawsonPerfect 2 years, 4 months ago
Saved a checkpoint:
The gaps are all set as "mathematical expression", but there's no reason they shouldn't be "number entry" (apart from the formula part, obv.)
The parts of this question aren't coherent; you could keep the same sequence throughout, and ask the student to:
 Find the common ratio
 Give the formula for the $n$th term
 Calculate a given term.
Hannah Aldous 2 years, 4 months ago
Gave some feedback: Needs to be tested
Lauren Richards 2 years, 4 months ago
 Make sure i) and ii) etc are in italics both in the parts and the advice.
 I think I would capitalise "Common ratio" in part a).
 Advice content for a) is fine.
 Where you have stated what the formula for the geometric sequence is in part b) of the advice, I think you should explain that a is the first term and r is the common ratio.
 Make sure you use displaystyle to make the formula large.
 Think there might be a slight glitch in the advice of c) where you are trying to figure out the common ratio, it says a[3]*a[4]^3 instead of 375 as it was supposed to be in this case.
 Typo in the last sentence of the advice  it says "we can write substitute them into the formula..."  "We" should be capitalised and just scrap write.
Lauren Richards 2 years, 4 months ago
Gave some feedback: Has some problems
Hannah Aldous 2 years, 4 months ago
Gave some feedback: Needs to be tested
Vicky Hall 2 years, 4 months ago
It would also be helpful to give and exlain the formula for the $n$th term in the statement.
Vicky Hall 2 years, 4 months ago
Gave some feedback: Has some problems
Vicky Hall 2 years, 4 months ago
I have added a sentence to the statement to explain what is meant by the common ratio. I think part a) should include one sequence with a positive integer ratio, one with a negative integer ratio and one with a fractional ratio to cover all possibilities.
Hannah Aldous 2 years, 4 months ago
Gave some feedback: Needs to be tested
Hannah Aldous 2 years, 4 months ago
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Find and use the formula for a geometric sequence  Ready to use  Hannah Aldous  14/05/2019 14:59  
Deirdre's copy of Find and use the formula for a geometric sequence  draft  Deirdre Casey  06/11/2017 12:40  
Marte's copy of Find and use the formula for a geometric sequence  draft  Marte Bråtalien  12/04/2018 14:12  
Joël's copy of Find and use the formula for a geometric sequence  draft  Joël Cohen  27/08/2018 12:35  
Hallar el término general de una secuencia geométrica.  Ready to use  Luis Hernandez  14/01/2019 13:17  
Simon's copy of Find and use the formula for a geometric sequence  draft  Simon Thomas  25/02/2019 10:50  
Justin's copy of Find and use the formula for a geometric sequence  draft  Justin McGuinness  14/05/2019 15:02  
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