Electronic Proceedings of the Ninth Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics

Reno, Nevada, November 7-10, 1996

Paper C011

Sequences, Series and Convergence with the TI 92

Roger G. Brown

Monash University
Wellington Rd.
Clayton, Victoria

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Students at Monash University in first year calculus have continually experienced difficulties in recognising the difference between a sequence and a series. The Texas TI 92 was used to assist students' in being able to recognise these differences as well as being able to investigate the convergence of a sequence and of a series using the graphic and symbolic properties of the calculator. The results presented in the paper demonstrate the potential for the Texas TI 92 to improve student performance in this area.

Keyword(s): TI-92, calculus, sequences and series