Pascal’s Triangle & The 12 Days of Christmas!

December 12th, 2011 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

Hi! It’s Monday, December 12, 2011 and time for Math at Clickschooling!

Recommended Website:
DIMACS: 12 Days of Christmas

Age Range: 5-13 (Grades K-8, with parental guidance)

This website, sponsored by Rutgers University, offers an interesting exploration of Pascal’s Triangle (used in algebra and probability) through the lyrics of the song, The Twelve Days of Christmas. (Click here to just listen to the tune and see the printed lyrics of the song.)

When you get to the site, you’ll find the lesson plan and instructions for leading your students through this fun math exercise.

If you like working with triangles, the site offers another interesting lesson plan using The Star of David.

Students can also have fun calculating the cost of purchasing the 12 items mentioned in The 12 Days of Christmas. Click here for the Lesson Plan.

Holiday Bonus! Watch a video of homeschool moms singing a humorous version of this Christmas carol retitled, The 12 Days of Homeschooling.

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