Ch 47: OAE Mathematics: Sequences & Series

About This Chapter

Watch these short, entertaining videos for demonstrations of the sequences and series concepts you need to know for the OAE Mathematics exam. If you have any questions about the sequences and series ideas illustrated in this chapter, submit them to our instructors.

OAE Mathematics: Sequences & Series - Chapter Summary

This chapter demonstrates the important sequences and series concepts covered on the OAE Mathematics exam. Quick, engaging videos review the information you'll likely see on the certification assessment, such as:

  • Finite and infinite sequence properties
  • Arithmetic sequences and common differences
  • Using the general term of an arithmetic sequence
  • Finding the sum of the first n terms in a sequence
  • Geometric sequences and series
  • The Fibonacci sequence and golden ratio

Quiz yourself on the concepts by working through the self assessment after each lesson. If you get hung up or have trouble with the sequences and series topics presented in a lesson, don't be shy - ask our instructors for guidance.

Objectives of the OAE Mathematics: Sequences & Series Chapter

You'll have four and a quarter hours to work through the 150 multiple-choice questions on the OAE Math assessment. Use the sequences and series resources in this chapter to brush up on the concepts you need to know, and use the lesson quizzes to test your understanding and your exam pace. Quizzes mimic the OAE format so you can see what questions from the test look like.

The OAE Mathematics exam is designed to evaluate your ability to teach math to Ohio students. You'll have to demonstrate mastery in five areas. The Statistics, Probability, and Discrete Mathematics section accounts for 19% of your score and is where you might have find questions related to the topics in this chapter.

10 Lessons in Chapter 47: OAE Mathematics: Sequences & Series
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Introduction to Sequences: Finite and Infinite

1. Introduction to Sequences: Finite and Infinite

In this video lesson, we will learn about the many patterns that are possible in sequences. See how some sequences stop after a while and how some sequences never stop.

Arithmetic Sequences: Definition & Finding the Common Difference

2. Arithmetic Sequences: Definition & Finding the Common Difference

Watch this video lesson to learn the pattern that defines an arithmetic sequence. Learn how to identify arithmetic sequences as well as find the pattern easily. You will also learn the formula you can use to write any number in your sequence.

How and Why to Use the General Term of an Arithmetic Sequence

3. How and Why to Use the General Term of an Arithmetic Sequence

Watch this video lesson to learn the formula for the general term of an arithmetic sequence. Also learn why this formula makes working with an arithmetic sequence much easier.

The Sum of the First n Terms of an Arithmetic Sequence

4. The Sum of the First n Terms of an Arithmetic Sequence

In this video lesson, you will learn an easy to use formula for summing an arithmetic sequence. Watch as we use the formula in action and then get a chance to use it yourself as you follow along.

Understanding Arithmetic Series in Algebra

5. 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.

Working with Geometric Sequences

6. Working with Geometric Sequences

In this video lesson, we'll learn how to recognize when a sequence of numbers is a geometric sequence, how to find the common ratio and how to expand a sequence to as many numbers as we want!

How and Why to Use the General Term of a Geometric Sequence

7. How and Why to Use the General Term of a Geometric Sequence

Watch this video lesson to learn the formula for the general term of a geometric sequence. You will learn how to write your own general term given a particular geometric sequence as well as the reason for doing this.

The Sum of the First n Terms of a Geometric Sequence

8. The Sum of the First n Terms of a Geometric Sequence

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can find the total of a geometric sequence up to a certain point. Learn the formula that you can use to help you find your answer.

Understand the Formula for Infinite Geometric Series

9. 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.

Using Recursive Rules for Arithmetic, Algebraic & Geometric Sequences

10. Using Recursive Rules for Arithmetic, Algebraic & Geometric Sequences

When dealing with sequences in math, both algebraic and geometric, we come across recursive rules. Watch this video lesson to learn how recursion works and how you can use a recursive rule to get to your next number using a previous number.

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