Students will find the sum of an arithmetic sequence when given the sequence using sigma notation. One half of the 18 pairs of matching cards has a arithemetic sequence in sigma notation and the other half has the sum of that sequence. Students work individually, in pairs or small groups to match the cards.
Students need practice using the formula to evaluate series and this will help them get that practice without the dreaded worksheet. Great collaborative activity to encourage students to work together and talk about math. Just print the cards and either cut yourself or have students cut. You can laminate for repeated use.
18 pairs of matching cards
Student worksheet to show their work
Weekly 5 form--Use as a warm up
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