Pascal's Triangle: Patterns & History


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What is the 5th row in Pascal's triangle?

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1. Who discovered Pascal's triangle?

2. How many ways can you get to the 6 in the triangle below, starting with the '1' at the top?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Pascal's Triangle is a set of numbers, arranged in a triangle, which allows you to raise expressions with two terms to higher powers easily, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your knowledge of the patterns you can find within this useful tool. The questions on the quiz will test you on the discovery of the triangle, the characteristics of the triangle, and the particular rows within it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on the following:

  • Rows within the triangle which reveal patterns
  • Discovery of the triangle
  • Paths you can follow within the triangle

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to test your skills in the following areas:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information on the patterns within Pascal's Triangle from the related lesson
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concept of Pascal's Triangle and what it allows you to accomplish
  • Problem solving - use your acquired knowledge to solve practice problems involving Pascal's Triangle
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Pascal's Triangle and the patterns within it

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson titled Pascal's Triangle: Patterns & History. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Review and discuss Pascal's Triangle and binomial theorems
  • Describe the patterns within Pascal's Triangle
  • Understand triangular numbers, Fibonacci numbers, and doubles sequences
  • Demonstrate your ability to identify patterns within Pascal's Triangle