Lesson Plan: The Binomial Theorem | Nagwa Lesson Plan: The Binomial Theorem | Nagwa

# Lesson Plan: The Binomial Theorem Mathematics

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to expand any binomial expression of the form (𝑎 + 𝑏)^𝑛 using combinations.

#### Objectives

Students will be able to

• state the binomial theorem using sigma notation and combination notation (and/or factorials),
• apply the binomial theorem to expand a binomial of any power,
• express a simple expanded binomial as its factorized counterpart,
• manipulate or evaluate expressions and equations involving binomials and combinations (and/or factorials),
• find an approximate value for any power of a numerical value using the binomial theorem.

#### Prerequisites

Students should already be familiar with

• combinations and associated notation,
• factorials.

#### Exclusions

Students will not cover

• methods involving Pascal’s triangle,
• use of the formula for a general term in a binomial expansion,
• finding a specific term in a binomial expansion (a term with a specified position, power of , etc.)