# Ch 47: TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Sequences & Series

### About This Chapter

## TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Sequences & Series - Chapter Summary

Use the lessons in this chapter to review arithmetic, algebraic and geometric sequences and series before you take the TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12 exam. Instructors cover the following topics:

- Finite and infinite sequences
- Finding the common difference in arithmetic sequences
- Using the general term of an arithmetic and a geometric sequence
- Calculating the sum of the first n terms of an arithmetic and a geometric sequence
- Using arithmetic series and geometric sequences
- Working with the formula for infinite geometric series
- Defining the Fibonacci sequence
- Using recursive rules for arithmetic, algebraic and geometric sequences

Our lessons adapt well to different learning styles. Watch engaging video lessons presented by experienced instructors or read lesson transcripts to take another look at lesson materials. Take quizzes to reinforce what you watched in the videos.

### TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Sequences & Series Chapter Objectives

The state of Texas offers the TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12 test for experienced math teachers to attain certification as a master teacher. The test consists of 90 multiple choice questions and 1 constructed response case study assignment. It is delivered in a paper format and test sessions are 5 hours long.

Subject matter covered on the test is divided into 6 broad content domains. The Patterns and Algebra: Content, Instruction and Assessment domain, which accounts for 18% of the test, includes questions on sequences and series. Take our multiple-choice chapter exam to practice answering these types of questions for your test.

### 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.

### 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.

### 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.

### 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.

### 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.

### 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!

### 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.

### 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.

### 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.

### 10. Fibonacci Sequence: Examples, Golden Ratio & Nature

The Fibonacci sequence is seen all around us. Learn how the Fibonacci sequence relates to the golden ratio and explore how your body and various items, like seashells and flowers, demonstrate the sequence in the real world.

### 11. 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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### Other Chapters

Other chapters within the TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12 (089): Practice & Study Guide course

- TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Properties of Real Numbers
- TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Fractions
- TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Decimals & Percents
- TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Ratios & Proportions
- TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Measurements & Conversions
- TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Reasoning & Problem Solving
- TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Vector Operations
- TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Matrices & Determinants
- TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Exponents & Exponential Expressions
- TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Algebraic Expressions
- TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Linear Equations
- TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Inequalities
- TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Absolute Value Problems
- TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Quadratic Equations
- TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Polynomials
- TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Rational Expressions
- TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Radical Expressions
- TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Systems of Equations
- TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Complex Numbers
- TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Functions
- TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Piecewise Functions
- TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Parametric Equations
- TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Exponential & Logarithmic Functions
- TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Continuity of Functions
- TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Limits
- TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Rate of Change
- TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Rules for Calculating Derivatives
- TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Graphing Derivatives
- TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Applications of Derivatives
- TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Area Under the Curve & Integrals
- TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Integration Techniques
- TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Integration Applications
- TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Foundations of Geometry
- TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Geometric Figures
- TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Properties of Triangles
- TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Triangle Theorems & Proofs
- TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Parallel Lines & Polygons
- TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Quadrilaterals
- TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Circular Arcs & Circles
- TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Conic Sections
- TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Geometric Solids
- TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Analytical Geometry
- TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Trigonometric Functions
- TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Trigonometric Graphs
- TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Solving Trigonometric Equations
- TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Trigonometric Identities
- TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Data & Statistics
- TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Summarizing Data
- TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Tables & Plots
- TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Probability
- TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Discrete Probability Distributions
- TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Continuous Probability Distributions
- TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Sampling
- TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Hypothesis Testing
- TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Regression & Correlation
- TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12 Flashcards