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These are the Transum resources related to the statement: "Pupils should be taught to recognise arithmetic sequences and find the nth term".

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- Missing Terms Can you work out which numbers are missing from these number sequences?
- Matchstick Patterns Create a formula to describe the nth term of a sequence by examining the structure of the diagrams.
- Arithmetic Sequences An exercise on linear sequences including finding an expression for the nth term and the sum of n terms.
- Arithmetic Sequences Video A reminder of how to find the next term, the nth term and the sum of terms of an arithmetic or linear sequence.
- Quick Add 'Em Quiz Find the sum of a sequence of consecutive numbers using a quick, efficient, elegant method.
- Venn Diagram of Sequences Find the formula for the nth term of sequences that belong in the given sets.
- Sequences Table Challenge Complete the table showing the terms of the sequences and the formulas for the nth terms.

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*The first five terms of an arithmetic sequence are:*" ... more - "
*(a) Find the \(n\)th term of the sequence 7, 13, 19, 25,...*" ... more - "
*The first three and last terms of an arithmetic sequence are \(7,13,19,...,1357\)*" ... more - "
*An arithmetic sequence is given by 6, 13, 20, …*" ... more - "
*In an arithmetic sequence, the fifth term is 44 and the ninth term is 80.*" ... more - "
*A celebrity football match is planned to take place in a large stadium.*" ... more - "
*A Grecian amphitheatre was built in the form of a horseshoe and has 22 rows.*" ... more

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