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Pascal’s Triangle is more than a triangular shape of numbers. The patterns found within the triangle are FASCINATING! This week’s Math Minute will have you investigating some of the treasures found within the triangle.
How can I spend my Math Minutes this week?
- Watch this video about Pascal’s Triangle: https://youtu.be/YUqHdxxdbyM
- Post a comment describing a pattern you notice within the triangle
- What numbers would be in the next row?
- At 1:20 in the video, the Triangular Numbers are highlighted. The picture below shows the first 5 triangular numbers. Draw the next 2 triangular numbers using paper and pencil or the Drawing Pad app on your iPad. Send the image to the EY Coordinator in your building.
- At 1:58 in the video, the Pentagonal Numbers are highlighted. The picture below shows the first 5 pentagonal numbers. Draw the next 2 pentagonal numbers using paper and pencil or the Drawing Pad app on your iPad. Send the image to to the EY Coordinator in your building.
- Do some research on Pascal’s Triangle. Create a tutorial using Explain Everything. Don’t feel like you have to explain everything about the triangle, just pick a couple patterns to highlight. Send your completed Explain Everything to the EY Coordinator at your building.
- This TED Ed Video takes the explanation of Pascal’s Triangle to a higher level, but it’s worth a watch to discover even more patterns within the triangle. Post a comment about something new you learned. When posting a comment, include your first name, your grade, and school (i.e. Trevor, 4, Sunset).
- Who created Pascal’s Triangle? Do a little research and post a comment below. Include the website or resource you used to find the information.