Ch 33: ACT Math: Sequences

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ACT Math: Sequences - Chapter Summary

When dealing with sequences, or patterns, a variety of mathematics skills come into play. You'll need a firm foundation of basic algebra skills, as well as higher-order math skills. This ACT Math chapter ensures you can do the following:

  • Find and classify arithmetic and geometric sequences
  • Define a mathematical sequences
  • Use summation notation with mathematical series
  • Complete arithmetic and geometric series problems

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5 Lessons in Chapter 33: ACT Math: Sequences
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What is a Mathematical Sequence?

1. What is a Mathematical Sequence?

Math is often the most fun when it acts like a puzzle to be solved. The branch of math where this is the most true involves sequences. Get an introduction to the basics and important vocabulary, as well as learn where sequences appear in nature!

How to Find and Classify an Arithmetic Sequence

2. How to Find and Classify an Arithmetic Sequence

Arithmetic sequences are everywhere, and with a few tricks you learn here, you could end up looking like a psychic the next time you go to a movie or a football game!

Finding and Classifying Geometric Sequences

3. Finding and Classifying Geometric Sequences

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Summation Notation and Mathematical Series

4. Summation Notation and Mathematical Series

The capital Greek letter sigma might be most recognizable as a common symbol in a fraternity or sorority, but it's used for some pretty cool math tricks too. In this lesson, learn how to use sigma for things like determining how many seats are in Michigan Stadium.

Arithmetic and Geometric Series: Practice Problems

5. Arithmetic and Geometric Series: Practice Problems

There are many different types of problems concerning series and sequences - including some that are pretty abstract. From bouncing balls to adding up odd numbers, test your skills here with additional arithmetic and geometric series practice!

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