Quadratic and Cubic Sequences

Deduce expressions to calculate the nth term of quadratic and cubic sequences.

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This is level 1; Quadratic sequences of the form n2 + c. You can earn a trophy if you get at least 4 questions correct.

 Find the nth term of the sequence:4, 7, 12, 19, 28, 39, ... Working: Find the nth term of the sequence:8, 11, 16, 23, 32, 43, ... Working: Find the nth term of the sequence:13, 16, 21, 28, 37, 48, ... Working: Find the nth term of the sequence:-13, -10, -5, 2, 11, 22, ... Working: Find the nth term of the sequence:-9, -6, -1, 6, 15, 26, ... Working:
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Thursday, January 20, 2022

"Have you seen the Leapfrog investigation? It's a challenge to find the minimum number of moves to swap the positions of the blue and green frogs by encouraging them to leap from one lily pad to another. The investigation will reveal a quadratic sequence but can you find the rule for the nth term? The investigation has been cunningly named Leapfrog. Have a look!"

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Level 1 - Quadratic sequences of the form n2 + c

Level 2 - Quadratic sequences of the form an2 + c

Level 3 - Quadratic sequences of the form an2 + bn + c

Level 4 - Quadratic sequence problem solving

Level 5 - Cubic sequences of the form an3 + bn2 + cn + d

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