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Working with a partner, study the numbers in the balloons. What patterns do you see in the arrangement of the numbers? Describe each pattern using words and symbols. ## Exploring Pascal's Triangle

## Elementary Level

## As you look for patterns, try to answer the following questions:

- Can you predict the next row of numbers?
- Add the numbers in each row. Is there a pattern in the sums of these numbers?
- Do any numbers repeat?
- Can you find a pattern in the diagonal numbers?
Share your discoveries with your class.

See if you can find:

natural numbers

1, 2, 3, 4, ...triangular numbers

1, 3, 6, 10, ...powers of 2

2, 4, 8, 16, ...Fibonacci numbers

1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, ...

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