Ch 16: Series & Sequences: NBPTS Math - Adolescence & Young Adult

About This Chapter

Prepare for the NBPTS Math (Adolescence and Young Adult) exam by refreshing your understanding of series and sequences with this chapter. You can review the possible uses for series and sequences with these lessons and quizzes.

Series & Sequences: NBPTS Math - Adolescence & Young Adult - Chapter Summary

This chapter will give you the opportunity to go over series and sequences as you get ready to complete the NBPTS Math (Adolescence and Young Adult) exam. These engaging video lessons provide detailed information about:

  • Finding, classifying and calculating arithmetic and geometric series
  • Summation notation
  • Mathematical induction
  • Uses of the binomial theorem
  • Special sequences

Experts in the field of mathematics created each lesson to ensure you could make the most of your study time. Our instructors remain available to answer any questions you have about the use of series and sequences in mathematics.

8 Lessons in Chapter 16: Series & Sequences: NBPTS Math - Adolescence & Young Adult
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How to Find and Classify an Arithmetic Sequence

1. 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!

Finding and Classifying Geometric Sequences

2. Finding and Classifying Geometric Sequences

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How to Calculate an Arithmetic Series

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.

How to Calculate a Geometric Series

4. How to Calculate a Geometric Series

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Summation Notation and Mathematical Series

5. Summation Notation and Mathematical Series

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Mathematical Induction: Uses & Proofs

6. Mathematical Induction: Uses & Proofs

Watch this video lesson to learn about mathematical induction and how you can use it to prove mathematical statements. See how it is similar to falling dominoes.

How to Use the Binomial Theorem to Expand a Binomial

7. How to Use the Binomial Theorem to Expand a Binomial

In this video lesson, you will see what the binomial theorem has in common with Pascal's triangle. Learn how you can use Pascal's triangle to help you to easily expand a binomial.

Special Sequences and How They Are Generated

8. Special Sequences and How They Are Generated

Sequences are interesting things in math and in nature. The most interesting thing is that these sequences have a pattern to how they are generated. We will learn about a few of them in this video lesson.

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