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ACT: Pascals Triangle Hidden Gems
by Texas Instruments

Objectives

By exploring Pascal’s triangle in greater depth, students are more likely to remember this amazing triangle. The numeric and algebraic applications will help improve students ‘by-hand’ algebraic skills beyond basic simplification.

Vocabulary

  • Pascal
  • Combinatorics
  • Binomial Expansion
  • Triangular Numbers
  • Tetrahedral Numbers
  • Fibonacci
  • Euler
  • Summation (Sigma Notation)
  • Product (Pi Notation)

About the Lesson

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Students make use of visual representations to help understand the basic construction of Pascal’s triangle and are then introduced to a plethora of other patterns within this amazing triangle. Students use an array of numeric and algebraic techniques to verify the patterns.