Use small group discussions augmented with some computer programming to enhance the mathematical concepts discussed in "The Number Devil," by Hans Magnus Enzensberger. Chapter 7 introduces Pascal's Triangle. Very little programming experience is necessary. Sample responses to all the questions, discussion topics, and programming challenges are included.
Keywords: Pascal's Triangle, triangle numbers, Fibonacci numbers, powers of 2, Snap, programming, coding
Generate Pascal's Triangle as a list of lists.
Draw a colored diagram of the triangle showing multiples of a number or the position of the prime numbers.
Demonstrate several theorems associated with the triangle.