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Sequence is a big word. It can sound scary, like an impending thunderstorm heading your direction, approaching with thunderous laughs. Sometimes you could swear you saw a set of evil eyes looking o...
Special Types of Sequences
Like baseball, or any other sport, there are a few rockstar, standout sequences that get some special attention. They are the Babe Ruth's and Nolan Ryan's of mathematical sequences. They will turn...
For those who like pictures better than formulas, we can visualize sequences on number lines and on graphs. For those who like Kit Kats, we can visualize a giant Kit Kat bar. Either way, creating a...
Convergence and Divergence of Sequences
Now calculus rears its not-so-ugly head. Sequences are like bulls at a rodeo waiting to be lassoed, but the divergent ones can't be caught. Let's make sure we are comfortable with limits, and let's...
Sequences, especially arithmetic and geometric ones, are good for word problems. Sequence story problems come in two main flavors. If these flavors were ice cream, they'd be vanilla and rocky road....
In the Real World
Looking for patterns in sequences of numbers can be something you do because it's fun, or it can be something you do to get better at finding patterns in other contexts.Being able to recognize and...
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