First Term and Common Difference of an Arithmetic Sequence Worksheets

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This collection of free worksheets on the first term and common difference of an arithmetic sequence will come in handy as stock-in-trade for the excellence-driven learners. Train students to identify the first term and calculate the common difference by subtracting any term from the next term in the sequence. For instance, let’s take the arithmetic sequence 24, 12, 0, -12, -24, … where the first term is 24, and the next term is 12. The common difference will be 12 - 24, which is -12. Each pdf contains ten problems involving integers, fractions, decimals, and more that will immensely benefit students who are learning the basics of arithmetic sequences.

We recommend these printable resources for the 8th grade and high school students.