Cynthia Lanius

Pascal's Triangle

Check it out!

Whose triangle is this, anyway?

Did you get it? Great! Now, what does this have to do with Sierpinski's Triangle?

Try shading out all the little triangles in Pascal's Triangle except the odd numbered ones, and see what happens.

Now compare it to the triangle below. You can get Sierpinski's Triangle from Pascal's!

To people who like math, that's really cool. How about you? Do you find any other interesting patterns in Pascal's Triangle?


Sierpinski Meets Pascal

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