Pascal’s Triangle is a triangular array of numbers where each number on the “interior” of the triangle is the sum of the two numbers directly above it. It was named after French mathematician Blaise Pascal. There are many interesting things about the Pascal’s triangle. In this post, we explore seven of these properties.

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# Beauty of Math

## The Beauty of Mirrors and Symmetry

Symmetry is considered by many as a reflection of beauty and perfection. A symmetric object is an object where we can place a line such that the images on both sides of the line mirror each other. The geometric shapes in the first figure are symmetric. As shown, we can draw a line — in […]

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## The Mathematics of Christmas Wrapping

Last year, I shared to you a Christmas song titled the 12 days of Christmaths. Today, I’m going to share to you something more mathematical and a more surprising link between Christmas and mathematics: the mathematics of gift wrapping. How do you wrap a gift with minimal wastage? Mathematician Sarah Santos has answered the question using the […]

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