Colour in the even numbers on this
Pascal's Triangle to produce
an interesting pattern.
Click the hexagons to add
or remove colour.
There is a printable worksheet to go with this activity.
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Comment recorded on the 19 October 'Starter of the Day' page by E Pollard, Huddersfield:
"I used this with my bottom set in year 9. To engage them I used their name and favorite football team (or pop group) instead of the school name. For homework, I asked each student to find a definition for the key words they had been given (once they had fun trying to guess the answer) and they presented their findings to the rest of the class the following day. They felt really special because the key words came from their own personal information."
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"It's great to have a starter that's timed and focuses the attention of everyone fully. I told them in advance I would do 10 then record their percentages."
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Learning and understanding Mathematics, at every level, requires learner engagement. Mathematics is not a spectator sport. Sometimes traditional teaching fails to actively involve students. One way to address the problem is through the use of interactive activities and this web site provides many of those. The Go Maths main page links to more activities designed for students in upper Secondary/High school.
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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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