What is a Mathematical Sequence?


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Which group of numbers does not appear to be a sequence with a set pattern?

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1. What is the most specific term that describes the numbers 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, ...?

2. In the sequence 9, 14, 19, 24, 29, ... what is the value of the term below?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will help you assess your understanding of mathematical sequences. You will be quizzed on recognizing types of sequences including finite, infinite, arithmetic and geometric sequences.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Goals of these assessments include:

  • Identify a sequence
  • Understand various types of sequences
  • Determine values of sequence terms
  • Recognize Fibonacci sequences

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on number sequences
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as arithmetic and geometric sequences
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding various mathematical sequences
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about mathematical sequences

Additional Learning

Review the lesson called What is a Mathematical Sequence? to find out more about the concepts covered by the quiz/worksheet pairing. This lesson covers multiple objectives, including the following:

  • Define mathematical sequence
  • Learn about arithmetic and geometric sequences
  • Understand what makes a sequence finite or infinite
  • Examine the Fibonacci sequence