Sequence and Series Test

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SWBAT demonstrate their understanding of arithmetic and geometric sequences and series on this unit assessment.

Big Idea

This is the chance for students to demonstrate that they know how to apply the concepts of sequences and series and work flexibly with the formulas.


70 minutes

Students will have the entire 90 minute class period to complete the Test Sequences and Series.  This is designed to assess:

  • Conceptual understanding of sequences vs. series
  • Conceptual understanding of arithmetic patterns vs. geometric patterns
  • Fluency in using the arithmetic sequence and series formulas
  • Fluency in using the geometric sequence and series formulas
  • Ability to apply the formulas to solve problems
  • Ability to derive the geometric series formula


In the reflection, Assessing Understanding of Sequences and Series, I reflect on my favorite question from this assessment.