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In this summation notation worksheet, 9th graders solve and complete 10 different problems that include using summation and Sigma notation. First, they identify the symbol for sigma notation. Then, students study the models shown to determine the pattern in each. They complete the table by solving each equation and writing their response on the line provided.
Students engage in a lesson that is about the powers of finite and infinite series. The lesson includes sample problems to develop the concept by putting in different steps that are climbed until mastering the objectives. They use a calculator to help to find the solutions to problems.
Using TI-89, mathematicians explore and investigate Riemann sums to estimate the area under the graphs of intervals by drawing and illustrating rectangles. They review and practice the concepts of summation notation and area formulas to construct five right-endpoint rectangles.
Learners investigate sequences and series numerically, graphically, and symbolically. In this sequences and series lesson, students use their Ti-89 to determine if a series is convergent. Learners find the terms in a sequence and series and graph them. Students use summation notation to determine the sum of a sequence.
In this pi worksheet, students evaluate the curve of a quarter of a circle. They analyze the length of the curve, and explain that if the area under the curve is equal to pi, the length of the curve above is also equal to pi. Students convert a sum written in summation notation into a Riemann sum. Students compare two strategies for computing estimates of arc length.
In this Algebra II activity, 11th graders use their knowledge of infinite geometric series to solve problems such as determine in the sum of a series, solving word problems, and converting repeating decimals to fractions. The one page activity contains sixteen problems. Answers are not included.