This activity provides a a great opportunity for students to practice and for teachers to assess student understanding of
SUMMATION or SIGMA Notation
Students answer 12 questions including; evaluate the summation expression given the sigma notation, evaluate the summation expression given a recursive definition, write a sum in using sigma (summation) notation, find the value of n given the numerical value of a sigma expression.
How to Use:
The 12 questions can be individually presented to students on CARDSs. For each question there is a matching answer card. Students can match the question with the answer or start with the answer and find the question.
OR use the WORKSHEET with all twelve questions. Students respond to each question without an answer choice. The worksheet also provides an alternate assignment for absent students or those students that are out of class when you do the activity.
H.O.T. *Challenge; Give students an answer card and ask for a question to match the answer. This requires a complete understanding of the concept and moves the student to think on a higher level than is normally assessed.
There are 3 options for recording answers. Recording sheets with 3, 2, or just one copy on each page.Print only what is needed for your class size.
An answer sheet is included and a solutions page for the worksheet (same problems as those on the cards).
Scavenger Hunt: Given a question, find the solution.
Match-Up Challenge; Working on teams, students ‘race’ to find all the matches.
Speed-Math - Set-up like speed-dating where each student is an expert on one card and sits across from an ‘intern.’ They swap cards and share answers, instructing when necessary.
Scoot or some version of it
Quick Review or Warm-up to keep skills alive.
The questions in this series cover skills for Algebra 2
This resource is great for
differentiation, diagnostics, review and assessment.