youcubed: Pascal’s Triangle (3-5)

Many students, when asked to describe math, will say it is all about rules and procedures. But most mathematicians will tell you that math is about the study of patterns.

Keith Devlin, Stanford Mathematician, wrote a book called: ‘The Science of Patterns’ in which he talks about mathematics being, at its heart, about pattern seeking. In this activity we invite students to be mathematicians and to find and study patterns in the world’s most famous triangle that has fascinated people for centuries.


Patterning & Sequencing
K-6, Educator

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