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GRE Quantitative Reasoning: Sequences and Series - Chapter Summary
Use these GRE review videos to develop expertise in mathematical sequences and series. These video lessons cover the quantitative concepts with which you'll need to be familiar to score well on the GRE. Topics addressed in the sequences and series lessons include:
- Arithmetic sequences
- Geometric sequences
- Arithmetic series
In this chapter, lessons describe the methods used to determine formulas for different types of numeric patterns. Material is divided into short video tutorials with accompanying quizzes that let you test your knowledge and help you prepare for GRE success.
GRE Quantitative Reasoning Objectives
Designed to help predict a student's capacity to perform satisfactorily in graduate school, the GRE contains a section on quantitative reasoning that makes up approximately one third of the test. Our instructional videos on series and sequences relate information used in this portion of the GRE. Lesson objectives are offered in:
- Identifying types of mathematical sequences
- Formulating arithmetic sequences
- Discerning geometric sequences
- Understanding the arithmetic series formula
- Utilizing mathematical logic and critical thinking
The GRE's quantitative reasoning section tests in areas of geometry, algebra, arithmetic, and data analysis. For some questions, you will be offered multiple responses and asked to choose one or more correct answers. Others will offer problems for which you will determine and enter your own numerical response.
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. 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.
4. Finding and Classifying Geometric Sequences
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5. Critical Thinking and Logic in Mathematics
Logic has its own unique language and way of defining what is true and false. Watch this video lesson to learn how you can critically think in the language of logic while working with math.
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