Lesson Plan: Pascal’s Triangle Mathematics

This lesson plan includes the objectives and prerequisites of the lesson teaching students how to solve problems on Pascal’s triangle.


Students will be able to

  • construct Pascal’s triangle,
  • locate the triangular and tetrahedral numbers in Pascal’s triangle,
  • sum the rows of Pascal’s triangle,
  • use the formula 𝑛!𝑛!(𝑛𝑘)!,
  • use Pascal’s triangle to expand binomials,
  • apply Pascal’s triangle to problems in combinatorics and probability.


Students should already be familiar with

  • factorials,
  • binomial expansions.

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