Tuesday, April 16, 2013

This Week's Work : Week 4 -- for Inquisitive Young Mathleges

First of all, problem of the week from Evan, a 5th grader:
A man notices a sign in Shop-a-Lot that says: "All prices are marked 25% off today only!" He decides to buy a shirt that costs $65.12 before the discount. He then uses a $16 gift certificate and the clerk applies 12% sales tax. What is the final cost of the shirt after all the steps are applied? Express your answer to the nearest hundredth. 

This week, we'll learn two very common sequences : arithmetic and geometric sequences.
There are quite a few similarities between these two types and they are closely linked to ratio, proportion
so just watch the videos and play around/generate a few/ponder on those sequences. I don't expect you to learn them in just one week.

Notes from Regents Exam Prep: Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences and Series

From Mthcounts Mini:

Easier concepts:


Arithmetic sequence/determine the nth term

Arithmetic and geometric sequences

Harder concepts:

Relationship between arithmetic sequences, mean and median

Sequences, series and patterns

From my blog : 
Some special arithmetic sequences and the easier way to find their sum

Write some notes of the most important features of the arithmetic sequence.
The best note will be posted here to share with other students.
Be creative !!

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