Education Technology

Ratio Test

Published on 07/19/2006

Activity Overview

This activity will demonstrate the use of the ratio test to discuss the convergence of an infinite series.

Before the Activity

See the attached Activity PDF file(s) for detailed instructions for this activity.

During the Activity

Follow the procedures outlined in the activity.

Students will:

  • Use the ratio test to determine convergence or divergence of a series.
  • Use the graphing calculator to find the limit in the test.
  • After the Activity

  • Review student results
  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary