Type the rest of numbers into this Pascal's
Triangle. The first six have already
been entered for you.
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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
Level 7 - Learn about the binomial theorem by answering questions about expanding brackets
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