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Description:

This activity by The Math Forum presents a surprising fact hidden in Pascal's Triangle. Students create a "flower" by coloring the six numbers surrounding a given number in the triangle. Multiplying alternating "petals" results in a surprise product. Students are asked to look at prime factorizations in order to better understand what is happening. In addition to exploring an interesting problem, students get some good practice with multiplication, factoring, and prime numbers.

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General
  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Grade 3,Grade 6,NSDL,Grade 4,Factors,Visual representation,Representation,Mathematics,Arithmetic,Process skills,Number and operations,Upper Elementary,Grade 5,Life Science,Composition and decomposition of numbers,Patterns and sequences,Informal Education,Middle School,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-027,Practice Standards,Number theory,Multiplication,Elementary School,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140728160606478T,Reason quantitatively,Chemistry,Operations,Connections,Primes,Education

Language:

English

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