 Strategies for Finding Sequences,
a selection of answers from the Dr. Math archives.
 Strategies for Tests on Sequences
 I have a problem answering test questions about number sequences.
 Nth Term in a Sequence
 Here is the sequence: 1, 2, 5, 14 ... Find the following 2 terms and
a formula for the nth term.
 Solving a Sequence
 Write an expression to find the nth term of the
following sequence: 3, 9, 18, 30, 45...
 Finding a Rule for a Sequence
 What is the next number in this sequence? 1, 3, 11, 67, ?
 Finding the Next Number in a Series
 Are there any formal or systematic methods for solving problems that ask
you to find the next number in a series?
 Predicting the Next Number
 When given a series of numbers and asked to predict the next number,
what is the formula for doing so?
 Describing Patterns in Sequences
 My students are able to identify the number patterns corresponding to
number sequences, but are having difficulty explaining them in words.
 Finding Formulas for Number Sequences
 My question is about trying to find a formula between numbers.
 Formula for a Sequence
 A variety of techniques for solving problems like this one.
 Finding a Pattern
 Give the next four numbers in the sequence: 2, 8, 7, 28.
 Working with Sequences
 Give the next two terms of the sequence: 1, 1, 2, 4, 3, 9, ...
 1, 7, 23, 55, 109, 191, ___
 My family is stumped on this number pattern: 1,7,23,55,109,191,___ ...
 Sequence Differences
 The third and fourth terms of a sequence are 26 and 40. If the second
differences are a constant 4, what are the first five terms of the sequence?
 Completing Geometric Sequences
 How do you find the missing terms of a geometric sequence?
