Pascal's Triangle

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Taught by MrA
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Errors in this video:

At the 11:20 mark, the slide and the speaker says that "11 x 14 = 165", which is incorrect. Instead, 11 x 15 = 165.

Lesson Summary:

In this lesson, you will learn about Pascal's Triangle, a fascinating mathematical concept that has many applications. The triangle is formed by ones along the edges and the sum of the two numbers above to get the number in the center. There are many patterns inside the triangle, including the Fibonacci sequence, prime numbers, and powers of 11. The lesson covers all of these patterns and shows how to use them to solve problems. Overall, it's an engaging introduction to a popular topic in math.

Lesson Description:

An explanation of what Pascal's Triangle is, how it is formed, and several different patterns inside of the triangle. Very cool patterns can be found inside, and this video helps explain them clearly and concisely, so you can understand them.

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Questions answered by this video:
  • What is Pascal's Triangle?
  • How is Pascal's Triangle formed?
  • What are some patterns in Pascal's Triangle?
  • Where can you find Fibonacci's Sequence in Pascal's Triangle?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 5.0/5 Stars.
    If you've ever seen some of the patterns in Pascal's Triangle and wanted to see / learn more, then check out this video. It explains and shows visually several different patterns (although by no means all of them) that exist in the triangle. Finally, a great way that you can show off to your friends. The lesson includes a couple of great resources for you to explore further into this topic as well.
  • Tiggerfan1973

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    Great video! I enjoy looking at and learning about all the different patterns found in Pascal's Triangle. I did notice that when he was discussing the pattern of prime numbers beginning a row of their multiples, he said that 11 x 14 was 165. This should have been 11 x 15. Other than that one mistake, I really loved this video.