Lesson Plan: Pascal’s Triangle and the Binomial Theorem Mathematics
This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to use Pascal’s triangle to find the coefficients of the algebraic expansion of any binomial expression of the form (𝑎+𝑏)^𝑛.
Students will be able to
- expand a binomial expression of the form using Pascal’s triangle to find the coefficients of the terms.
Students should already be familiar with
- forming Pascal’s triangle.
Students will not cover
- combinations or factorial notation,
- the general formula for a term in a binomial expansion.