Ch 22: MTTC Math (Secondary): Series

About This Chapter

In your studies for the MTTC Mathematics (Secondary) exam, complete the lessons in this chapter to increase your knowledge about mathematical series, summation notations, sigma notations and geometric series.

MTTC Math (Secondary): Series - Chapter Summary

This chapter is composed of video lessons and short quizzes intended to improve your understanding of mathematical series. Follow along with our professional instructors in these videos to prepare for series questions on the Michigan Test for Teachers Certification (MTTC) Mathematics (Secondary) exam. Lesson topics include the following:

  • Using mathematical series and summation notation
  • Sigma notation for the sum of a series
  • Calculating arithmetic and geometric series
  • The formula for infinite geometric series
  • Arithmetic and geometric series in algebra

After watching these lesson videos, complete the assessment quizzes to find out what topics you have mastered and what topic you should review further. As you return to the lessons for further review, use video tags to skip over the material you already understand.

MTTC Math (Secondary): Series - Chapter Objectives

The MTTC Mathematics (Secondary) uses 80 multiple-choice questions, administered in a four-and a-half-hour testing session to measures educators' mastery over secondary mathematics. Twenty-eight percent of these questions belong to the domain of patterns, algebraic relationships and functions, including some asking about series. Use this chapter to improve your understanding of mathematical series so that you will be prepared for these questions on test day.

8 Lessons in Chapter 22: MTTC Math (Secondary): Series
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Summation Notation and Mathematical Series

1. 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.

How to Use Series and Summation Notation: Process and Examples

2. How to Use Series and Summation Notation: Process and Examples

Have you ever seen a sideways M on a math test and wondered what it meant? In this video lesson, learn about the notation that we use to show that we want to sum something up. Learn how to use it and see some examples of it in use.

Using Sigma Notation for the Sum of a Series

3. Using Sigma Notation for the Sum of a Series

In math, we have a notation for a lot of things. When you need to sum up a series, we also have a notation for that. You will learn about this notation, called Sigma notation, in this video lesson.

How to Calculate an Arithmetic Series

4. 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.

Understand the Formula for Infinite Geometric Series

5. Understand the Formula for Infinite Geometric Series

Watch this video lesson to learn how to calculate the sum of an infinite geometric series. Learn about the interesting thing that happens when your common ratio is less than one.

How to Calculate a Geometric Series

6. How to Calculate a Geometric Series

If you're not satisfied with knowing how many views your YouTube video will get any one day and need to know how many total views you're getting, geometric series are for you! Learn more in this lesson.

Arithmetic and Geometric Series: Practice Problems

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!

Understanding Arithmetic Series in Algebra

8. Understanding Arithmetic Series in Algebra

In this video lesson, we will learn about arithmetic series and how they work. Learn also how to find the pattern of an arithmetic sequence along with finding the sum.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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