About This Chapter
ASVAB Math: Patterns & Sequences - Chapter Summary
Learn how to calculate different series types by reviewing all the material in this chapter. The topics you'll be studying will make you ready for similar content on the ASVAB Math subtest. Some of the specific concentrations of the chapter are as follows:
- Finding and classifying geometric sequences
- Calculating an arithmetic series
- Mathematical sequence
- Summation notation
- Classification of arithmetic sequences
Our professional instructors show you how to work with these different sequences through clear text discussions and short, fun video lessons. You can use the video tags for going back and forth between parts of videos conveniently.
Objectives of the ASVAB Math: Patterns & Sequences Chapter
The Mathematics Knowledge (MK) ASVAB subtest requires you to be familiar with a variety of subject matter including pattern and sequence information found in this chapter. You'll be answering 25 total questions on the MK subtest if you're taking the paper-and-pencil assessment, or 16 questions if you elect to take the computer version of the ASVAB. Questions that you'll be answering will be in multiple-choice format. While you're studying this chapter, you can get immediate feedback on your understanding with the practice quizzes' questions.
1. What is a Mathematical Sequence?
Mathematical sequences are a set of numbers that make a pattern. Explore different kinds of math sequences, including finite sequences, infinite sequences, arithmetic sequences, geometric sequences, and the Fibonacci sequence.
2. How to Find and Classify an Arithmetic Sequence
Arithmetic sequences are patterns created with repeated addition. Explore these patterns and learn how to create an arithmetic sequence formula and how to find and classify an arithmetic sequence.
3. Finding and Classifying Geometric Sequences
Geometric sequences are patterns where each new term is created by multiplying the previous one by the same amount repeatedly. Learn about geometric sequences and investigate how to find the terms in a geometric sequence.
4. Summation Notation and Mathematical Series
Sigma notation allows individuals to add up all of the terms in a sequence. Explore summation notations, how to express mathematical series, and the significance of the Greek letter sigma in math.
5. How to Calculate an Arithmetic Series
A sequence of numbers can be totaled without summing every number in the pattern. Learn about the origin of the arithmetic formula, understand how the calculation works, and practice using it.
6. How to Calculate a Geometric Series
A geometric series is the combination of a geometric sequence. Learn how to calculate a formula for a geometric series, how to solve the formula, and the difference between finite and infinite geometric series, and how to solve them, as well.
7. Arithmetic and Geometric Series: Practice Problems
A mathematical series is composed of numbers added infinitely and these series can be classified as arithmetic or geometric. Learn about arithmetic and geometric series, and explore how each series differ from one another with four practice problems.
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Other chapters within the ASVAB Mathematics Knowledge: Study Guide & Test Prep course
- ASVAB Math: Basic Arithmetic
- ASVAB Math: Math Expressions and Formulas
- ASVAB Math: Solving Math Word Problems
- ASVAB Math: Rounding Numbers and Decimals
- ASVAB Math: Fractions
- ASVAB Math: Factorials in Math
- ASVAB Math: Reciprocals
- ASVAB Math: Types of Numbers
- ASVAB Math: Exponents
- ASVAB Math: Properties of Exponents
- ASVAB Math: Algebraic Expressions and Equations
- ASVAB Math: Factoring
- ASVAB Math: Quadratic Equations
- ASVAB Math: Working with Quadratic Equations
- ASVAB Math: Inequalities
- ASVAB Math: Calculating Interest
- ASVAB Math: Circles
- ASVAB Math: Geometry
- About the ASVAB Test
- ASVAB Mathematics Knowledge Flashcards