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
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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?
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!
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!
3. Finding and Classifying Geometric Sequences
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4. Summation Notation and Mathematical Series
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5. How to Calculate an Arithmetic Series
In this lesson, you'll learn how to sum up any arithmetic sequence without having to add up each and every term. You'll never guess the circumstances that led to the discovery of this marvelous formula.
6. How to Calculate a Geometric Series
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7. 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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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