Finding the nth term of a quadratic sequence

Last updated: 15/11/2023
Finding the nth term of a quadratic sequence
Main Subject
Key stage
Algebra: Sequences worksheets
Includes answers
Resource type
Complete lesson

Use this GCSE maths sequences worksheet and PowerPoint lesson to introduce students to finding the nth term of a quadratic sequence. Includes worked examples and practice questions.

What’s included?

The lesson and worksheet include step by step, how to find the nth term of the sequence, calculating the first difference and second difference, the first term and the nth term. Students will then be tested with exam-style questions, including listing the first 5 terms and the 10th term using the nth term formula provided, finding the nth term of the quadratic sequences and further extension activities to really test and consolidate their understanding.

How to use this resource

This PowerPoint and worksheet are great for introducing the topic of quadratic sequences and also for GCSE maths revision. Use the PowerPoint for a full lesson on finding the nth term of a quadratic sequence, or use the worksheet and practice questions as a student activity, homework or revision activity.

Looking for more like this? Try this Quadratic sequences resource for KS4 or explore our full Sequences collection for resources on non-linear and linear sequences.

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