This activity is designed for the IB Math SL curriculum, but could be used for anyone teaching higher level sequences and series including sigma notation.
Who says high schoolers are too old to have fun in math class? Use this fun partner activity to practice or review sequences, series, and sigma notation!
How Dominos Works:
I usually have students "play" in pairs and require them to show all of their work, which they submit at the end of the activity.
Prior to class, you will need to print out copies of the dominos. I recommend either printing them on cardstock or having them laminated so they will last for years to come. After they are printed, cut them out in 1x2 rectangles (like dominos!). After cutting them out, be sure to scramble them up before giving them to students.
Students are to start with the card that says "START" and conclude with the card that says "You made it!" Students are to work the problem on the right side of the domino card and find the corresponding answer on the left side of another card. They then complete the problem on the right side of that card, looking for the solution on the life side of another, and so on. If they get all of the answers correct, they should use up all of the cards before reaching the "You made it!" card.
Created by © Christina Holst 2014 Math With Mrs. Holst
Originally created for IB Math SL Topic 1. Check out my other Topic 1 resources here!
Lesson 1 – Arithmetic Sequences Guided Notes
Lesson 3 – Arithmetic Series Power Point Presentation
Lesson 4 – Geometric Sequences and Series Guided Notes
Lesson 1 -4 – Sequences and Series Dominos Activity
Lesson 1 -4 – Sequences and Series Word Wall
Lesson 5 – Sigma Notation Guided Notes
Lesson 6 – Infinite Geometric Series Guided Notes
Lesson 8 - Introduction to Logarithms Guided Notes
Lesson 9 – Logarithms Change of Base Guided Notes
Lesson 10 – The Binomial Theorem Guided Notes
Lesson 1-10 – Topic 1 Multiple Choice Practice Test