Arithmetic Series

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This series of interactive excel sheets look at arithmetic series and progressions.

The first sheet gives examples of arithmetic sequences, of which the value of a further term in the sequence, the first term and the common difference can be hidden or revealed. A new set of sequences can be made at the click of a button.

The second sheet displays the formula for the general term of the sequence and formulae for the sum of the first n terms.

The third sheet generates a random series and invites the user to find the value of a particular term, the first term above or below a certain value and the sum of the first n terms. Solutions can be viewed or hidden and a new set of examples can be made at the click of a button.

The last two sheets include questions on arithmetic progressions. The first set of questions requires students to complete a table of values for five randomly generated progressions. The second looks at deducing the first term, common difference and sum of the first k terms, having being given two terms of the arithmetic series.

This program was designed by be viewed on a screen with a resolution of 1024 x 768. Users may have to adjust the resolution of their screen for the pages to display as was originally intended. The program uses macros which need to be enabled on users’ machine.

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