Pascal's Triangle

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Conclusion

     Focusing on the history and construction of Pascal’s Triangle, as well as on its patterns and applications in several areas of mathematics, I hope to have conveyed to you some of the most interesting and useful pieces of information known about the triangle.  Yet, “we have only scratched the surface of the iceberg” (Neff 46).  I extend an invitation to you to begin or continue to search for the unknown secrets lying behind the infinite set of numbers in Pascal’s magnificent triangle.

For several interesting teaching techniques on this topic take a look at this website:

http://forum.swarthmore.edu/workshops/usi/pascal/