Explicit & Recursive Word Problems

Videos and lessons to help High School students learn how to write a function that describes a relationship between two quantities.

A. Determine an explicit expression, a recursive process, or steps for calculation from a context.

• Given a linear, exponential, or quadratic context, find an explicit algebraic expression or series of steps to model the context with mathematical representations

Common Core: HSF-BF.A.1

Recursive and Explicit Equations
Common Core State Standard F-BF.1. Explanation of Recursive equations and Explicit Equations.

Exponential Growth: Recursive and Explicit Equations Part 1
This video explains how to express exponential growth using recursive and explicit equations.

Exponential Growth: Recursive and Explicit Equations Part 2
This video explains how to express exponential growth using recursive and explicit equations.

Ex: Find an Recursive and Explicit Equation for Exponential Growth Given Two Functon Values
This video provides an example of how to find a recursive and explicit equation for exponential growth given two function values.

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