Pascal's Triangle

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Level 1 - Fill in the numbers on a blank triangular grid

Level 2 - Colour in the even numbers to produce a surprising pattern

Level 3 - Colour in the multiples of 3 to produce a surprising pattern

Level 4 - Colour in the remainders when dividing by four in different colours

Level 5 - Colour in sets of six connected hexagons that have given sums

Level 6 - Use a calculator to find particularly large numbers from Pascal's Triangle

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Each number in Pascal's Triangle is the sum of the two numbers immediately above.

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