# Science:Infinite Series Module/Units/Unit 1/1.2 Sigma Notation

## What This Lesson Covers

In this lesson we introduce

- the sigma notation for representing finite and infinite sums
- properties of the sigma notation
- how to find equivalent forms of an infinite series

## Learning Outcomes

After reading this lesson and completing a sufficient number of problems, students should be able to

- convert the first few terms of a series, convert the series into sigma notation
- use the properties of sigma notation to simplify sums
- find equivalent forms of an infinite series

Simply reading the content in this lesson will not be sufficient. Students will need to get out a pencil and paper and complete problems in order to prepare themselves for assessments related to this lesson.

## Topics

It is recommended that students progress through this lessons in the given order, as the topics build upon each other.

- Introduction to Sigma Notation
- Sigma Notation
- Sigma Notation Properties
- Change of Variable in Sigma Notation
- Simple Example involving algebraic manipulation
- Final Thoughts on Sigma Notation
- Videos on Sigma Notation