Summation Notation: Rules & Examples


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What does the summation or sigma notation tell us to do?

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1. Evaluate:

2. In the following problem, what is our beginning index number?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will gauge your understanding of summation notation rules. You will be asked to solve a series of summation notation problems.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to measure your knowledge of the following:

  • Purpose of sigma notation
  • How to evaluate notations
  • Beginning index numbers

Skills practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about summation notation rules in a different light
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve summation notation practice problems
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding summation notation rules and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the lesson titled Summation Notation: Rules & Examples, which covers the following objectives:

  • Define summation notation
  • How to use the summation notation
  • Review sample problems