Sigma Notation Quizzes  

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Complete Quiz 1.
Step 2:   If successful move on to the next topic.
If unsuccessful investigate the topic using the websites below.
Step 3:   Complete Quiz 2.
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Useful Websites lion

Sigma notation is a difficult one to find good resources for. There is plenty of information but little interactive material. A reasonable source of examples and explanations is at http://www.saskschools.ca/curr_content/mathb30/seq_series/les3/notes.htm.

An example is available at http://www.mcgrawhill.ca/school/booksites/mathematics+of+data+management+12/student+resources/toc/review+of+prerequisite+skills/sigma+notation/worked+example.php and a quiz is available at http://www.mcgrawhill.ca/school/booksites/mathematics+of+data+management+12/student+resources/toc/review+of+prerequisite+skills/sigma+notation/quiz+sigma+notation.php

The maths learning centre's booklet Introductory Algebra for Social Scientists is also an excellent source and can be downloaded as a pdf from http://www.usyd.edu.au/stuserv/academic_support/maths_learning_centre/publications.shtml.

Again, a source with economic applications at http://iserver.saddleback.cc.ca.us/div/sbs/econ/mathecon/sumprod1.htm

Further Resources lion

The Mathematics Learning Centre holds workshops at the beginning of each semester. Keep an eye out for dates.

There is a Massey Universtiy Site that covers most topics well and is worth having a good look at. There are also some quizzes at http://webct-ce.massey.ac.nz/SCRIPT/tsamith1/scripts/serve_home that can help you identify problem areas.