Electronic Proceedings of the Sixteenth Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate MathematicsChicago, Illinois, October 30November 2, 2003Paper C034
Using Excel Spreadsheet to Understand the Limiting Value of a Sequence 
Nesan Sriskanda
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Claflin University
Orangeburg, SC 29115
USA
Phone: (803) 5355073
snesan@claflin.edu

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Problems involving sequences and series are rarely common in science and mathematics subjects. Especially for students to find the limiting value of a sequence, in other words to determine the convergence or divergence of a sequence, is still a confusing part. This confusion can be solved numerically and graphically using the application of Excel spreadsheet techniques. Students could visualize the limiting value of a sequence. Students' understanding about the convergence of a sequence was overwhelming.
Keyword(s): calculus, limits, sequences and series, spreadsheets