Ch 11: Prentice Hall Algebra 2 Chapter 11: Sequences and Series

About This Chapter

The Sequences and Series chapter of this Prentice Hall Algebra 2 textbook companion course helps students learn the essential algebra lessons of sequences and series. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Sequences and Series textbook chapter.

How it works:

  • Identify the lessons in the Prentice Hall Algebra 2 Sequences and Series chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the sequences and series topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • How to find and classify an arithmetic sequence
  • The sum of the first n terms in an arithmetic sequence
  • Methods for working with geometric sequences
  • How and why to use the general term of a geometric sequence
  • The sum of the first n terms of a geometric sequence
  • The formula for infinite geometric series
  • How to use Riemann sums for functions and graphs

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14 Lessons in Chapter 11: Prentice Hall Algebra 2 Chapter 11: Sequences and Series
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What is a Mathematical Sequence?

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!

Using Recursive Rules for Arithmetic, Algebraic & Geometric Sequences

2. 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.

Arithmetic Sequences: Definition & Finding the Common Difference

3. 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

4. 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.

How to Find and Classify an Arithmetic Sequence

5. 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!

The Sum of the First n Terms of an Arithmetic Sequence

6. 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.

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.

Working with Geometric Sequences

8. 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!

The Sum of the First n Terms of a Geometric Sequence

9. 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.

Understanding Arithmetic Series in Algebra

10. 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.

Understand the Formula for Infinite Geometric Series

11. 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.

Arithmetic and Geometric Series: Practice Problems

12. 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!

How to Use Riemann Sums for Functions and Graphs

13. How to Use Riemann Sums for Functions and Graphs

Find out how Riemann sums can be used to calculate multiple areas efficiently. In this lesson, you'll learn how this can come in handy for irregular areas and how you can put it to use.

How to Identify and Draw Left, Right and Middle Riemann Sums

14. How to Identify and Draw Left, Right and Middle Riemann Sums

To overestimate or underestimate? In this lesson, you will draw Riemann rectangles so the right side, left side or middle of the rectangle hits the curve.

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