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Christian LawsonPerfect  said  Ready to use  6 years, 7 months ago 
Elliott Fletcher  said  Needs to be tested  6 years, 7 months ago 
Chris Graham  said  Has some problems  6 years, 7 months ago 
Bradley Bush  said  Needs to be tested  6 years, 7 months ago 
Hannah Aldous  said  Needs to be tested  6 years, 7 months ago 
Vicky Hall  said  Has some problems  6 years, 7 months ago 
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Christian LawsonPerfect 6 years, 7 months ago
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Elliott Fletcher 6 years, 7 months ago
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Chris Graham 6 years, 7 months ago
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Chris Graham commented 6 years, 7 months ago
Same issue here with "The amount of numbers in a sequence". Can you rewrite anywhere else that we have this phrase please?
Elliott Fletcher commented 6 years, 7 months ago
I've added steps to both parts
Elliott Fletcher 6 years, 7 months ago
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Chris Graham commented 6 years, 7 months ago
Elliott, can you add a step to both parts please, giving the formula and asking the student to identify $a_1$ and $d$
Chris Graham 6 years, 7 months ago
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Bradley Bush 6 years, 7 months ago
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Bradley Bush commented 6 years, 7 months ago
Thank you for the feedback Christian,
 There was a slight error with the gap fills so I fixed that
 There was another error with the answer marking, so that's fixed too
 I've adjusted the advice as you recommended to include a table, but I've also left Hannah'smethod as an alternative, I'm not sure whether yu wanted it completely replaced or no so I've left it in.
Christian LawsonPerfect 6 years, 7 months ago
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Christian LawsonPerfect 6 years, 7 months ago
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I've split this into two parts  why make up your own part headers when Numbas can do it for you? It's important to let the student submit their answer to one part before moving on to another.
This question could very easily have steps  identify the first term, identify the common difference, and then you can write down the formula.
I've added a sentence to the top of the advice describing what needs to be done. A "plan of action" like this makes it easier to follow the more detailed parts of the solution.
I'd work this out by drawing up a table:
$n$ 1 2 3 $a_n$ 18 27 36 First differences 9 9 The formula is $a_n = a_1 + (n1)d$. I can read off from the table that $a_1 = 18$ and $d = 9$.
There's a reason you're taught to do this stuff using tables at school  visually, you can see how $n$, $a_n$, and the common difference relate to each other as the sequence progresses. Without this, it can all seem like aimlessly shuffling numbers about.
Hannah Aldous 6 years, 7 months ago
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Elliott Fletcher 6 years, 7 months ago
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Elliott Fletcher commented 6 years, 7 months ago
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I think you should label each of the questions i) and ii) as you have done in the advice section
I think the expected answer in both of these questions is wrong, the answer that you have in the advice section is right, i think its just that you calculated the adding term using n=0 for the displayed answer.
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i) where you have written nth term here it doesn't really display correctly, it looks like n^(t)h instead of n^th.
I think you should say "Our nth term will take the form 8n+b, where b is some constant"
ii) i think "them" should be "it"
I think you should say "Our nth term will take the form 5n+c, where c is some constant"
I think you use the wrong number when you say how much the original sequence is greater than the sequence for 5n by.
Vicky Hall 6 years, 7 months ago
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Vicky Hall commented 6 years, 7 months ago
Change the question to 'find the formula for the $n$th term'. It would be good to have one increasing and one decrasing sequence to show that sometimes the $n$ coefficient is negative.
Hannah Aldous 6 years, 7 months ago
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Hannah Aldous 6 years, 7 months ago
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