# How to Teach the Sum of Consecutive Natural Numbers

## High School / Math

In this animated math video for teachers of middle and high school-aged adolescents, Michael Waski shows how to lead students through the discovery of the formula for the sum of consecutive natural numbers. We use a hands-on, materials-based approach, along with math history, especially the story of Gauss. For more information on the Math Institute, more videos, and other math resources for your classroom or home school, visit us at www.themathinstitute.org.