Tag: binomial expansion

How many solutions to check?
I asked the year 6 (10 and 11yearolds) children I teach through Code Club if they could find the five cell pattern that kept a Game of Life board going indefinitely (ie., could they find the “glider” pattern?). Their prize if they manage it in the next week is chocolate. Of course they could look […]

Pascal’s triangle and hypercubes
This blog entry poses a genuine question from me and, I hope, a puzzle that might interest many. It is inspired by an entry in the “Short Dictionary of Heuristic” found in How to Solve it: A New Aspect of Mathematical Method. First, a quick description of Pascal’s Triangle. This is the triangle of integers […]